Saturday, September 13, 2014

It was all great, until it wasn't.

I just returned from teaching a workshop in Springfield, Oregon at the Emerald Art Center for the Pastel Society of Oregon with a fantastic group of artists. Their enthusiasm for the pastel medium and desire to learn made it an inspiring week for us all! Plus, it was my first visit to Oregon, and although I didn't get to see a whole lot of the area since this was a studio workshop, I did get out a bit here and there to see the spectacular scenery and enjoy some gorgeous weather. Topped it off with having the honor of presenting awards for the Pastel Society of Oregon's annual show. Really a great week!

All went incredibly well until I returned home, opened up my new issue of the Pastel Journal, looked at my workshop listing in the back, and realized that I had the dates wrong for my next workshop coming up next month in Texas. (Oh, #&@%!!!!!!) My host for this workshop did contact me yesterday to let me know a student just called her regarding the date discrepancy, but I assumed it was an earlier issue, which may have had previously planned dates that we needed change after the magazine went to press. I suppose I never made the correction and never caught it for the more current issues.

With all that said...I have plenty of room in my pastel workshop next month which has been promoted with the WRONG dates in the "pastel bible"! It's in New Braunfels, TX (Texas Hill Country). Correct dates are October 13, 14, & 15 (Mon/Tues/Wed). The studio location is also a bed & breakfast, so lodging is right there, making it super convenient for out-of-town participants.
Contact Mary McIntosh at Farmers Road Art Workshops
1105 FM 1863
New Braunfels, TX 37132
Workshop fee - $345

In the meantime, here are my pastel demos from Oregon this past week...

The Back Roads, 11x14

Cool Summer Evening, 11x14


  1. Barbara, you recently posted a wonderful photo of your pastel box, I believe on the PSA facebook page, but I can no longer locate it. It was one of the best examples I have seen of pastels sorted by value and I was wondering if you would consider posting that photo on your blog? I have learned so much by following your blog and working the examples and demos you post. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. i was going to ask the same thing...