45 and 46 in the series

The most recent in the series. Now that I am closing in on 50 images, I am thinking I really will be able to get to 100! I have moments of doubting, sometimes!
Spent the weekend in Seattle; visited Daniel Smith Art Supply. It is truly a candy store for artists and staff is very willing to assist and share experiences with a variety of products. Great place.
The main focus of the Seattle trip was to go to the Northwest Pastel Society meeting and demo of Steve Hill’s using Pan Pastels. I have always been happy with my membership in the NWPS with an informative and updated website, their use of digital images for their show entries, the great venues they have had for member’s shows and when they host an International Show. So this year there was some lack of participants for new board members and I decided to take that step and say that I would commit to the first Vice President’s job. And as of the meeting today, all seats are filled and it seems to be an energetic group to work with.
Steve Hill did a demo using Pan Pastels – mostly as his underpainting. He used a LaCarte paper (sanded) and they seemed to work well for him. I had not tried them on a sanded paper yet, so will do that. I can see a group of my Series of 100 being done with the Pans on Wallis and Art Spectrum paper! So give them a try…and happy painting…


About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

One response to “45 and 46 in the series

  • Diane

    Art supply stores!!! I wander around ooing and ahing, drooling over the things I want, and the stuff i am unfamiliar with! Speaking of unfamiliar… What are Pan Pastels? Is Pan a name brand or a type? I have some water soluble, waxy pastels that create the most vivid colors…but I think they were just cheap kindergarten grade pastels!!!ps, I find that I would like to live in all of your paintings.


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