What is the ultimate play date for pastel artists?
The International Association of Pastel Societies conference, of course!
Just imagine seeing, eating, chatting and learning with numbers of master pastelists, all of whom were approachable, generous and encouraging. Walking at your leisure through a roomful of the very highest quality pastel paintings from all over the world. Shopping with all the companies that produce pastel art supplies. Enjoying the unique beauty and culture of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
All in one place!
That was my recent experience–it was so amazing that I can hardly verbalize it.
I just returned yesterday. In the coming days I’ll be posting more about the trip, and especially reviewing my purchases both here and over on my YouTube channel, so be sure to keep a lookout for that.
Meanwhile, here’s a couple of photos… One of myself and my pastel friends Sue, who along with my other pastel friend Holly roomed together during the conference and one of the one plein air painting I was able to do during the conference.