The category for the April 'Get Dusty' is 'Animals', the challenge is 'Baby animals'. We think that spring is the right time to paint new life!

The category for May is 'Still life', the challenge is 'Still life with porcelain'. You may include others objects, but the emphasis should be on the porcelain, so no vase with flowers, please!

The category for June is 'Figure', the challenge is 'All dressed up!' We want a clothed female figure, either full or upper torso, in a historical, national, wedding or carnival costume. No everyday clothes, please!

I hope you'll rise to the challenge and enjoy it! Happy painting!

 

 

Although fairly new to pastel - he only started to pursuit art in earnest in 2011 -  Jacob Aiguar is already a rising star in the pastel world. Jacob studied with several well-known pastel artists like Richard McKinley, Albert Handell, Clark Mitchell, and Marla Baggetta. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a professional artist member of the Copley Society in Boston. He nowadays shares his time between working as a naturopractic doctor, painting and teaching.

For more information about Jacob and his work, please visit his website http://jacobaguiar.com/

 

The winner of the Figure/Portrait 'Monochrome' Get Dusty is Lynn Howarth with 'Eck 4'. Lynn also wins second place with 'Wisdom'. Congratulations! Lynn prize is a set of Unison pastels.

In third place is Eva Schläfli with 'The Eyes of a Desert Beauty'.wisdom 20170130 1726515831

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Our next Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 6pm GMT/19h00 CET in an online chatroom. We are using the Teamviewer app. All necessary information has been published in the forum.The financial report and the agenda for the AGM have also been posted in the forum under the new category 'Information from the board'. Please consider if you would be willing to become more involved and join the board. We can only grow with an active membership! 

Some of you may have noticed that we have changed the access to the Scribbler. When you click on the Scribbler banner you will no longer get directly to the newest Scribbler but to a menu which lists all available Scribblers. Then just click on the one you want to read. Of course we will announce the publication of a new Scribbler on our website. You can also store an RSS-feed in your browser to get an alert everytime the PGE launches a new article on the front-page. This will also include the scribbler-banner change event. Our webmaster explained to us computer dummies that hiding content is only possible if the content is linked to a page/category that is "non-public". We hope that this is not too inconvenient.