October 2007 Demonstration

Our demonstrator for October was Jeff Fioravanti. He presented a pastel demonstration.

The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday October 10th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Directions to the Church

We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there 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.


Jeff does his pastels on a toned and textured paper.
The texture of the surface is like a very fine sandpaper.
In this photo he has started putting in the sky.


We had a pretty good turnout for this demo.

Middle Ground

Jeff continued by putting in the middle ground.


During the break, he continued to work on the painting.
Some of us joined him on stage to see his work up close.


The foreground goes in.


Jeff continues adding to the painting.


Here is a photo of Jeff's setup.
He has an impressive array of pastels to use.

Not done

Jeff did not finish the painting, but you can see
where it is headed. It already looks pretty good.

If you are interested in seeing some more examples of Jeff's work, visit his web page at http://www.fioravanti-fineart.com/.

Jeff Fioravanti's Bio

Jeff Fioravanti describes how he derives his inspiration from scenes observed while traveling, walking or just being aware of his surroundings, often near his home. Jeff is an expressive realist painter who offers 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. Pastel is his chosen medium to record what he considers his mission: To link the past to the present and the future.

Jeff has won numerous awards in regional, national and international juried and invitation-only exhibits and is included in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in America. He is currently exhibiting at Art Research Associates Gallery in South Hamilton; Art3 Gallery in Manchester, NH; and Gallery 30 in Gettysburg, PA.

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