Rescuing Your Pastel Paintings with Enid Wood, PSA, PSNM
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1-4:00pm.
Bring a work in progress along with your pastels and reference material for an afternoon workshop on saving paintings. You’ll learn several techniques for finishing paintings, and also learn to use the energy in a painting that doesn’t work to create a new painting that does. Students must provide their own supplies, as listed below. All levels are welcome, with a pastel painting in progress, or a piece you wish to modify. Enid is an experienced and gentle teacher, with equal passion for the art of pastel painting and the art of teaching.
• Assorted pastels, soft, medium, and hard (no oil pastels, please) in a range of values from dark to light.
• Pastel pencils
• Reference photographs that you have taken yourself.
• Sketchbook and pencil or pens
• 9×12 Pastel paper: UArt 400 grit or Canson Mi-Teintes
• Artist tape or bulldog clips
• 1 inch house paint brush
• Work in progress
• Glossy magazine, large calendar, or glassine for transporting finished paintings
Optional: Portable easel • hand wipes
• Pastelbord 5×7 or 8×10 in brown or gray
Recommended brands of pastel: HARD: Richeson, Cretacolor, Faber Castell
SOFT: Sennelier half sticks
Denver native Enid Wood has a degree in art education from Westminster College, where she studied portrait, figure, and still life painting in pastel and oils with Don Doxey. Later, she studied art history at Yale as part of an interdisciplinary masters degree program. Painting is her second career, after more than 30 years as a violin teacher in Britain and the USA. She has studied pastel landscape painting with Albert Handell. Enid’s colorful paintings appear in numerous national and international exhibitions, and have been awarded a multitude of prizes. She enjoys brisk sales in several Texas galleries. Her paintings hang in corporate and private collections worldwide. Enid has been elected to signature status in the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of New Mexico, and is an Associate with Distinction in American Women Artists. She is a frequent contributor to Pastel Journal, and paints both in her Bastrop studio and outdoors.
- Rescuing Your Pastel Painting
May 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm