Wednesday May 23rd, 2012
The monthly demonstration at the Berwick Artists Society was on the theme of Seascapes in Pastel. The artist was widely recognised and respected Catherine Hamilton.
Catherine is a past president of the Pastel Society of Victoria and she has been teaching art for over twenty one years.
As part of the evening members bring in their works for the monthly competition toward artist of the year in one of three categories. I am in Category A for experienced artists.
The work I took in for the evening was my big pastel called The Irresistible Sea. Catherine gave me a wonderful comment saying that the artwork was a beautiful painting. She also awarded it first place. A first place from an artist of the calibre of Catherine Hamilton is a great honour and I am still very happy a day later!
I have posted a scan of the painting here for you to check it out. The editorial about the demo is also now in the blog.