This month, we are back with still lifes; the November challenge is 'A still life with toys'. Maybe you still have your favourite doll or stuffed toy and a nostalgic still life would be your chosen subject. Or you can delve into your kids' or grandkids' toy box and see what tickles your fancy. Now go to the studio and play!

 

 

The PGE is happy to announce the relaunch of its own Photo Library (LIB).

We hope that this work-in-progress will turn into a source of inspiration for our

members.

In order to work, the LIB needs you to contribute: this is a communal project by

members for members. So if you have photos which you think could be good artistic references, please donate them to our library.

Every library has a set of "house rules" and ours is no exception:

PGE Photo Library Rules

We are happy to announce that we have a new sponsor for our Get Dusty Competition:

Unison Colour Logo1

 'Unison Colour pastels were created 'by artists for artists' & were
> introduced onto the market in 1987 by John Hersey, a highly respected artist
> who after several years of experimentation created Unison Colour soft
> pastels.

Steffi Decker was born in Thuringia/Germany in 1965. She came to art early and is mainly self-taught; since 2011 she has been studying painting with Patrick Devonas. She has shown her work since 2011 in several exhibitions. During her time as a member with PGE she won the Get Dusty several times. In 2013, her painting ‘Sammy V’ got an honourable mention in the Pastel Journal’s ‘Pastel 100’competition in the Animal/Wildlife category. In 2014, she was featured in the 'International Artist' magazine.

 

‘My inspiration’

‘I love and respect animals and my aim and my passion is finding ways to

express my inner most emotions with regards to living things.

 

Margaret Evans is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists and is a highly respected tutor and author of several books and DVDs on art.

As a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, she promotes pastels and teaches invitational workshops internationally.  She also runs her own Paintaway Programme of art courses which take place all over the world.

Read more about Margaret in the November/December issue of The Pastel Scribbler.

Thank you so much, Margret Evans, for jugdeing this competition!