Our demonstrator for the February demo was Harriet Winchester. The demo was on February 12, 2003. Harriet demonstrated a Pastel Landscape.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it to the show in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.
Harriet began by blocking in the sky.
You can see here that the sky and the far background
were well along before she started working on the foreground.
Harriet worked slowly and got the sky right before continuing.
Then the forground went in. If you look
you can see that the grassy side of the hill
has been blocked in around the trees.
Even though the painting was not complete
by the end of the evening,
all of it had been at least blocked in.
Now, back to the studio to finish off the details.
If you missed this demonstration, and you would like to see Harriet's work, she is scheduled to demo for the Woburn Guild of Artists on March 6th. See you there.
Harriet Winchester grew up in the New Hampshire towns of New Ipswich and Hollis. She began drawing and painting at an early age, and was greatly influenced by the natural beauty of the countryside. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Her preferred medium is pastel because of its vibrant color and permanence. Winchester's paintings reflect her interests in hiking, fishing, and the conservation of land. Wetlands are her favorite subject. Harriet has won many awards throughout the New England area. She is past President of the Nashua Artist's Association.