PSEC MEMBERS ARE GUESTS OF HONOUR AT GIVERNY!
Every year, l'Art du Pastel en France presents Le Salon International du Pastel de Giverny, taking place this year from the1st to the 9th of June.
Pastel Toujours 2013
Our 17th Annual Members’ Choice Exhibition was held at the Centre d’exposition de Repentigny from May 3rd to May 5th, 2013.
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Jacques Clément has two paintings at the exhibition Croquis 45 – Les 45 ans de l’Atelier de croquis de Radio-Canada, sponsored by Écomusée du fier monde, from May 23rd to August 25th, 2013. More details...
Jacques Clément currently presents a solo exhibition in Shawinigan, you can virtually visit by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/QsJBInoDF6k
(In french only)
Salon de Pastel à Balaruc les Bains du 3 au 19 mai - Pour information, il reste encore quelques places disponibles pour les stages. -> Voici notre affiche
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Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks to help a beginner pastel artist:
After your painting session, do not throw away the dust that falls from your pastel sticks. Keep it in a tightly sealed container. This dust can be used to create a neutral gray pastel stick (simply mix the pastel dust with water and a few drops of tragacanth or arabic gum to create a paste that can be shaped into a stick, and let dry completely)
Completed and unframed pastel paintings can be kept in a neat pile, separated from each other by a sheet of tracing paper or, better yet, a sheet of “glassine”. Always store them in a dry place.
You can use a spray fixative at any stage of the painting process in order to stabilize the body of your work. It is less recommended to spray fixative to the final work (some brands darken the colours)
Other pastel tools are now available, ex: PanPastel
More tips & tricks to come!