Urban settings are her specialty, and she shared tips on how to paint city scenes, buildings, and steps. She talked about sight line and how that makes a scene readable using vanishing points. She used Richeson pastels and mounted UArt paper. Her underpainting consisted of dark values, and she set those values with denatured alcohol and a fan brush using vertical strokes. Next, she painted lights over darks and did not fuss over any details. Also, she used the side of her pastel stick like a brush. When she neared the completion of a painting, then the details were made with hard pastels.
A big thank you goes to Donna Lynch for bringing us this fascinating and gifted artist from Chicago. Many beautiful paintings were produced by all.
by Ellen Cholski