Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pastel Society of America's 42nd Annual Show, Enduring Brilliance, September 2nd through 27th


I have been trying to find the right words to express both my gratitude and excitement for the news that my painting "Why?" has been accepted into the Pastel Society of America's 42nd Annual Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance. Thank you to the PSA and the jurors for this honor.  

The show is in September and is being held at the National Arts Club in NYC. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have my painting displayed in such a beautiful venue alongside so many accomplished artists' works. It is quite an honor, I am truly grateful to the PSA and the jurors for selecting my painting to be part of such a prestigious show..... truly humbled..... The National Arts Club in NYC is a beautiful, historic venue, and this show represents everything about pastels that I love, it is the medium at its very best.  I look forward to viewing the show, it's always a spectacular one.

Congratulations to all the artists that made the cut, it is such an honor to be displaying my work with you.
 
NYC here I come!!!
 
 © by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A "Best in Show" award.....

I was pleased to accept a Best in Show award last weekend in an art show held by the Suburban Art League in Syosset, LI, NY.  What a great feeling to win an award like that, I truly appreciate it.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Plein air at my marina, Pastel, 6 1/2" x 10", Painted on Arches HP with Art Spectrum Colorfix primer

I painted this one plein air a couple of weeks ago. I tweaked it a bit in the studio, adjusting the value of the trees and adding color to the grasses. This is the third time painting this scene, and I am finding it to be a good exercise.  As with the pears, painting a landscape multiple times really allows you to study the scene, enabling you to capture its essence. 

I have by no means figured out this plein air stuff, but I do think I have improved a bit.  I'll keep at it.......

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Packham's Triump pear #14, Pastel, 6" x 6"

Back with another pear, these aren't going away any time soon... I think I will continue with them, sporadically.....  They are a great exercise, keeps me thinking.

This time I wanted to do a green pear.  Green is always a challenge, anything I do here with green can be applied to the landscape.


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Friday, May 30, 2014

Quiet Reflections, Pastel.....................SOLD!

Yup!  Another one sold at the Islip Library!  Happy, Happy, Happy................

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Late Afternoon 2, Pastel.............SOLD!

I sold this one today from my show at the Islip Library.  I am one happy camper.....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bartlett Pear #6, Pastel, 6" x 6"......................SOLD!

I sold this painting to a wonderful person, I am so very pleased it is going to someone that I know will enjoy it.  These paintings of mine are a piece of me, so knowing that they are appreciated is truly a gift.  This pear seems to be a favorite of many in my series of pears, and now it's on its way to a new home.

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