Pastel Landscape Demo at Sequim Museum

At my solo show at the Sequim Museum during the month of June, I gave a one hour demo of a pastel painting.  I really enjoy doing demos because the bring me in close contact with the public. They afford me an opportunity to teach and educate the public as well.  

I didn't have anyone experienced to video tape the demo so I just set up the camera and asked a friend to monitor it just to be sure it didn't stop for some mechanical cranky reason.  Then I asked a student of mine to edit the video so we could get it down in length and clean it up a bit.  Hope you like it!
 

DO IT YOURSELF FRAMING

I've often heard from collectors that framing their newly purchased work costs almost as much as the work itself.  Sometimes more! But framing doesn't have to be expensive.  I purchase most of my frames wholesale or at very reduced prices on the internet.  Over the years I have come to learn a few tricks about framing.  This brief lesson should help you to save some of your hard earned money.  Hopefully so you can buy more art! :-)

STUDIO TOUR

Today I'm posting my first video.  It's not a teaching video.  Instead, it's just a tour of my studio.  I've recently started giving lessons via Skype to a long time Facebook friend.  As part of this new endeavor, I pulled my video camera off the shelf, dusted it off and decided to learn how to use it. As a test video and for practice, I put together this little tour of my studio.  So welcome to my favorite place.