Desmond O'Hagan is a terrific painter and is giving us (the Austin Pastel Society) a three day workshop at the Windberg Art Center.
Jo Castillo took this photo of me working on my first painting of the day.
After the above painting, I did another 6x6 pastel of Casa Rio on the Riverwalk, then started an 8x10 pastel of my parents (from behind) as they walked through Walmart looking for gloves. Desmond has given me his permission to work in oil, too, during the workshop, so I think I will switch to oil after the painting of my folks. Desmond's focus is painting more simply, more loosely, which is always helpful to attempt. I'll let you know how I do.
by Susan Carlin on 3/06/2009