Our demonstrator was Jeff Fioravanti. He did a pastel landscape demonstration.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday March 8th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person.
Jeff started with a rather elaborate drawing for a demo.
The drawing is done on 400 grit sanded paper.
He started laying in the local color.
The painting at the beginning.
We had a small, but engaged audience.
Filling the shapes with color.
The painting is getting more complete.
Jeff continued to work.
Here is the painting toward the end of the demo.
After he got the painting to the desired finish, he put on an alcohol wash.
He says that it sets the pastel into the paper and blends the colors.
He uses a watercolor brush to put the wash on the painting.
Here is the painting after the wash has been applied.
The painting was not done, but he has a good base for the finish work.
He said he would finish it in the studio and send a photo when it is done.
Jeff posed with the painting after the demonstration.
Jeff sent a photo of the finished painting.
Jeff Fioravanti is an expressive realist painter, who offers to the viewer works of art that are not only representations of the subject, but images of mood and feeling, that entice and stimulate the viewer to make an emotional and personal connection to each piece.
Jeff, is a technically sound and gifted artist, who has shown his talents in regional, national and international juried and invitation only exhibitions. He has received many top honors and awards.
Jeff’s work is currently held in many corporate and private collections throughout the US and Europe, as well as in the permanent collections of the Lynn Museum and the Cape Ann Historical Museum.
You can learn more about Jeff by visiting his website