Friday, March 21, 2008

Yanshu Hsu's Free Pastel Portrait Demonstration at the Daniel Smith Art Supply Store in Seattle

While it was cool and gray outside at the Daniel Smith Seattle Store for last Saturdays' (March 15th 2008) FREE demo with Yanshu Hsu demonstrating Pastel Portraits, inside Yanshu brought light to her Indigo Blue Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper when she applied her Unison Soft Pastels to paint her Nice's portrait.

The group who attended the demo watched intently while Yanshu added the light flesh tones to her sketched out figure in dark blue and dark red/orange (sorry I forgot to ask which colors). The luminous, light colors allowed the soft curves of the girls face to emerge from the flat, dark surface. Yanshu continued to work over the surface and in just over a half an hour was the nearly completed portrait of her Nice.

Afterwards Yanshu invited questions from the group about her materials and her process. She also answered questions regarding her background (she was a student at the Lu Xun Art College in China), she is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society , and teaches private pastel painting lesson at her Yanshu Art Studio outside of Seattle in Sammamish.

Yanshu will also be participating in the upcoming SPRING PASTEL EVENT : April 26th & 27th at the Daniel Smith Seattle Store. Yanshu will be there on Sunday, April 27th from 2 to 3 PM.


SPRING PASTEL EVENT at both the Seattle and Bellevue Stores

Saturday, April 26th 2008, from 9:00-4:00 SPRING PASTEL EVENT: Hands-On, multiple demos, Artwork, give-aways and more. Pastel on Paper with Mary Shea at 11 am (Sponsored by Sennelier Free Samples)

Sunday, April 27th 2008, from 11:00- 4:00 SPRING PASTEL EVENT: Hands-On, multiple demos, Artwork, give-aways and more. Pastel on Ampersand Pastelboard with Che Lopez at 12 pm (Sponsored by Unison Free Samples)

If you have been wanting to learn more about Pastel Painting, this could be a great opportunity for You!

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