Monday, 15 October 2012

Vernissage at the Skelly Gallery

This past Sunday, I attended a vernissage of works by the late Freda Pemberton Smith at the Skelly Gallery in St. Eugene, Ontario.

Freda Pemberton Smith worked in pastel, which is a medium I love to use. I am always interested in pastel artists so I was particularly interested in seeing her work.

Her colours were wonderful and I was impressed by how loose but effective her drawing style was. There were also many of her watercolours on display. Altogether a really satisfying show. It got me quite inspired and, after I went home, I pulled out my pastels and paper and tried some quick sketches to see if I could get the same wonderful effects. Thanks for the ideas, Freda!

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