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Catherine Hamilton Workshop

Catherine Hamilton, a Melbourne artist, carefully spreads black printing ink over a piece of perspex with a rubber roller, then picks out the outline of her picture, adding texture by removing all or part of the ink.  She then places a dampened piece of smooth paper over the perspex and firmly rolli…

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It's ON!

PASA's exhibition of pastel art at Chapel Hill Winery in the McLaren Vale is now showing.  Enjoy a glass of excellent wine while viewing excellent art.

                               

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Pastel Techniques

The demonstration at this month's meeting at Cooinda was presented by Roe Gartelmann.  Even experts have unintended consequences.  The first attempt clearly demonstrated the need for the right paper as the watercolour under-painting simply soaked into the white paper.  Undaunted, Roe started again w…

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Workshopping with Roe Gartelmann

A drive past vineyards and olive groves leads seven of us to Roe’s house and gallery in Willunga for a two day weekend workshop in Basic Pastels.  It was exercises to expand our minds before wandering around the rambling property to a paint huge gum trees, a wooden bridge over a dry creek, naked vin…

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New Approaches to Art

Lyn Robins is an anarchist, an explorer, a risk-taker - in art, anyway.  Her motto is "It's my painting and I'll do what I want!"  And she does.  Mapping out her painting with "glug", otherwise known as Absolute Matte, on watercolour paper (140gsm rough), Lyn uses what are generally known as 'rules'…

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PASA paint-in with Bill Truslove at Victor Harbor

PASA members enthusiastically worked under guidance from our Founding Member Bill Truslove at the Victor Harbor August meeting. Everyone worked from the same photo of one of  Bill's completed paintings.  Bill made a start on another painting of the same subject while giving hints on important po…

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Wildlife comes to Life

meerkat pastel Steve

Steve Morvell loves animals, and it shows; big elephants to small birds, native or exotic, wild or domestic.  Look at the expression on this meerkat's face - sheer curiosity.  Steve is an exciting wildlife artist whose subjects come to life on the page. Through PASA, he held a great two-day work…

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Members Enjoy Constructive Critique at Marion Meeting

Members who brought their paintings to the critique session at the Marion meeting on July 9th picked up some excellent tips on how to proceed with or complete their unfinished paintings - where to highlight certain areas, accentuate the shadows, to focus on tonal values. It was delivered in a encour…

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Brooke Walker delights members at PASA Victor Harbor meeting.

Wildlife artist Brooke Walker used white and black charcoal pencils and pan pastels to show PASA members her techniques when drawing animals at the meeting at Victor Harbor on July 2nd. Feedback indicates that all attendees thoroughly enjoyed her demonstration.

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Arthur Phillips, a legend in the Adelaide art scene, demonstrates at PASA .

PASA members thoroughly enjoyed a demonstration by Arthur Phillip at the PASA meeting on June 11th 2016. As well as sharing valuable information and tips for painting, ever the entertainer, Arthur regaled his audience with stories from his past painting adventures. Many of the members had had the pr…

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PASA founder, Bill Truslove shared pastel painting at the Annual Campbelltown Art Show - 21st May

It was fun to see Bill Truslove join in with 3 other well-known artists at the Annual Campbelltown Art Show.

They call themselves the 4 Amigos, and banter becomes rather lively. Bill is the only one of the 4 to demonstrate pastels, and his resulting work is very lovely. A typical Australian s…

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Bill McSwain was our star demonstrator at May's meeting

Members were giving a very big thank you and 'thumbs up' approval to  Bill McSwain for doing two very interesting demonstrations at the PASA meeting the 2nd Saturday in May.

Particularly interesting was the insight shared in executing quick portrait sketches. From there, Bill launched into …

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Great Seascapes Demonstrated at May's PASA Meeting in Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor's PASA's meeting was excited to have Cathi Steer demonstrating seascapes in pastel.  Cathi has won many awards for her artwork so it was wonderful to see how she uses pastels.

Victor Harbor's meetings are held on the first Saturdays of each month at 1:30pm. Old Church Hall, …

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PASA member Helen Wallace - An Award Winner! (NSW Exhibition)

Congratulations to PASA Member Helen Wallace who recently won a Commended Award for this pastel painting in the National Pastel Exhibition which was held by the South Coast Pastel Society at Malua Bay NSW. Well done Helen!!

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PASA Meeting Demonstrator - Julie Noble - April @ Sturt

PASA was very fortunate to have Julie Noble demonstrate paintings pet portraits in pastel at the April meeting at Sturt. Julie provided a most informative and enjoyable demo for members and guests at our monthly meeting.

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Stan Sperlak Seascape demo' at Robe March 2016.

Sharing this photo from Stan Sperlak's seascape demonstration in pastel at Robe, in South Australia's south-east earlier in March this year.

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A first? Bringing Art to the People - January 2016

January 2016 bought about a new experience. PASA organised a Pop-Up Exhibition of pastel artworks in Glenelg. There were demonstrations by local artists. And was very successful. It went through 8-26th January, at 148 Jetty Road, Glenelg.

It is possible that no other art society in South A…

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