SallyAnn Mickel Spotted Springs Studio
Hai-Ou from Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio give the demo this past Saturday at the Maryland Pastel Society general meeting. It was interesting to hear her talk about her working philosophy and her quick, intuitive painting style. She gave a short critique on each piece of work that the members brought, what worked and what could make it better. I've never seen another artist do this when they have come to do a demo for us. Just the fact that she would suggest it herself was impressive. Through it all, she stressed that this was her opinion and style, encouraging everyone to make themselves happy while they worked. She's not a pastelist but she knew what she was talking about when it came to the artwork! I liked her attitude and work. I admit I need more calligraphy type marks and detail then she uses to make me happy, though. Hai-Ou was energetic and knowledgeable. It was a good demo!