General Meeting Info for the 2019-2020 Season!!!!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Holiday Pot Luck
Annual Membership Competition
Please contact Cheryl Bullard at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the Holiday Pot Luck.
For the Annual Membership Competition, please bring one painting, ready to hang for the show. All persons present at the Holiday Pot Luck will vote on the first three awards.
The November Program:
Fran Odum’s presentation about Nature Close-ups was inspiring and informative. She has loved and been very close to nature since she was a little girl growing up in the countryside of France. Fran was always drawing and sketching everything in nature. This beauty and experience prompted her to pursue an education in art which turned into a lifetime of art.
Fran’s unique style of pastel painting demonstrates her keen perceptions and her experienced and talented ability to highlight the beauty of wildlife and the environment. Her fascination with the outdoors and her numerous field trips as far as Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and British Columbia have contributed to her become an award winning wildlife artist. One of her commissions was the 1994 Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Rodeo poster for Tucson.
Each of her paintings is composed entirely by Fran. She gets to know her subjects when possible. A fun example of this was the orphaned baby javelina named Watson that she helped raise. For her paintings, she starts with a subject and then she designs the setting. Fran has collected leaves, twigs, flowers and other plant parts from around the country so that she can always have a real reference for everything she paints. And it shows because everything she paints is absolutely stunning and looks remarkably accurate. Fran brought six of her finished paintings for us to look at closely for ourselves. Thank you Fran.
Click on the Activities Tab for the complete Tucson Pastel Society Calendar.
Check out the plein air page for our season schedule. Meeting times and car pool instructions are listed.
Click on the Shows tab to see all of our show information.
Art Supplies for Sale!!!
Click HERE to see a list of art supplies available for purchase at the TPS monthly meetings. All items have been donated by members, families of members, or past members for the benefit of the Renovation Fund. If you would like to reserve the purchase of an item before a meeting, contact Becky Neideffer.
One-Day Member Class