"Somewhere Over The Panhandle"  6x18

March 18, 2017

Kraig Kiedrowski, a San Antonio artist, will give a presentation on Degas and pastels, discuss Degas Japanese woodcuts and notan. He will demonstrate creating a notan as a guide to painting a pastel. He will also cover life after Kitty Wallis. Meeting is free and open to anyone interested in pastel art.​​​

Afternoon workshop ( 1pm to 4 pm) with Kraig
Seeing color as value with a notan as your guide
Making a notan as a design for a pastel painting either full color or monochrome

• Notan on white paper
• Notan on mid value grey paper
• Notan with brush and ink
• Notan with pan pastel


April 6, 2017 at Berry Springs Park

Chuck Roush

Margaret Roush

Nancy Ohlenbush

Alora Johns

Meeting photos by Chuck Roush.

February 18, 2017
9:30 am at  Georgetown Public Library

Featuring our Annual Member Garage Sale

Members bring their art supplies and equipment they no longer use to sell to each other at garage sale prices. It's  a great opportunity to pick up some new to you stuff at a bargain price. One person's unused clutter can be another person's treasure. 

Jane Frederick  and Nancy Lilly will give a brief presentation on how best to take your photos, size them properly, name the files and enter them for the annual competition (or any other competition or show). .

Sonia offered a thoughtfully provoking discussion while visually motivating us to create more artwork.

"The essence of Sonia Marie Colonna-Mathis' presentation included a demonstration of how she uses pastels while explaining how she  learned to feel free to be herself in a way that applies to any medium.  She will share how her art journey has developed her artistic expression to be herself AND be collectable."

The challenge painting for January is "Beauty in the Ordinary" - seeing ordinary things in a new light. 

ELAINE MONNIG presented Steps to The Expressive Landscape A-K. She  demonstrated in the morning and held an optional afternoon mini-workshop following the regular meeting.  Cost was only $35 limited to first 17 MEMBERS who signed up.

Carolyn Hancock 

Painting Emotion...

Hot Strokes & Portraiture.

  • Using a CTPS volunteer model, Carolyn will demo a portrait, covering
  • The 4 important marks to drawing a face
  • Using angles and comparisons
  • Finding the gesture that defines the person
  • Pushing the darks and the colors
  • How to know when it is finished.

Meeting photos by Chuck Roush

Saturday, October 15 at

First Presbyterian Church

703 Church Street, Georgetown

Enid Wood at work

Photos courtesy of Alora Johns

Includes: special exhibit at RS Hanna Gallery; demos by artists inspired by Frank Reaugh, including our own, Jeri Salter; Sunday tea with Lucretia Coke,  Reaugh's last surviving student; and special screening of Marla Field's new documentary "Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains" about Frank Reaugh's life and art. Click here for full details.

Photos by Margaret and Chuck Roush

CTPS Plein Air Paint Out

October 21, 2016 at

Joyce West's home in Florence Tx. 

Participants: (left to right) Patt Sharpe, Joyce West, Alexis Templeton, Martina Bluem, Cecile Clause de Ramirez, Margaret and Chuck Roush. Karen Landrum and Jane Frederick (not pictured). 

Photos courtesy of Chuck and Margaret Roush

Challenge was self portrait. Participants: Kay Wyckoff, Margaret Roush, Jan Frazier

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Central Texas Pastel Society



Saturday, September 17, 2016


Guest Artist/Presenter

November 19, 2016

9:30 am at  Georgetown Public Library

Saturday, May 21, 2016


If you haven't seen a paint around yet, you are in for a treat. Typically several artists will set up easels in a circle. Each artist will start a painting on their easel and work on it for 10- 15 minutes. Usually the subjects vary greatly from still life, figurative, cityscape, landscape and wildlife. After the time limit a bell will ring and each painting and reference photo will be passed to the next artist. Then each artist will paint for 10-15 minutes on that painting. When the bell rings, the paintings and references will pass to the again and so on until the artist who began the painting eventually gets it back. At that point each artist gets a final 10-15 minutes to finish their painting. It is a fascinating opportunity to see how each artist works and how each interprets the same reference material in very different ways. At the end all participating artists sign each painting. Julie Choate also set up an easel for everyone who wanted to play to paint part of a group painting.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Members manned the booth and some volunteers including  Jan Frasier, Jane Frederick and Alora Johns, painted demos to show passersby how it's done.

Steps to The Expressive Landscape  A-K

 In this workshop we will explore ways to create depth and atmosphere in your paintings; how to decide which parts of a scene or photo to include in your painting, which parts to leave out; and how to make your landscapes more “painterly”.   We will work on creating expressive paintings, learning to quickly capture the essence of a particular scene.  Knowing how to emphasize the play of light and shadow can add real excitement to your work.  We will use thumbnail sketches to see values and big shapes, to create a composition that works and to find ways to simplify your painting.   I will bring reference photos for the landscapes.

Click below to download the pdf versions of Jane's and Nancy's presentations

Photos from the paint out by  Jane Frederick


Paint Around Artists: 

Bob Douglass

Jan Frazier

Nancy Lilly

Chuck Roush

CTPS Plein Air Paint Out 
April 7, 2017 at Cecile C. Ramirez's home in Liberty Hill, TX 

Participants: Patt Sharpe, Alexis Templeton, Cecile Clause de Ramirez, Jane Frederick, Jan Frazier, Julie Choate, Jane Goosby, and Nancy Lilly.

April 16, 2016

9:30 am at the Georgetown Library

Texas artist Enid Wood is happiest when she is outside: walking, eating, teaching, or painting. When inside, she likes looking out a window, or painting landscapes in soft pastel. Raised in Colorado, with summers spent in Santa Fe, Enid loves the colors, shapes, and textures of mountains, rocks, clouds, trees, and meadows. 

She studied still life and portrait painting at Westminster College in Salt Lake City with Don Doxey. Her subsequent career as a violin teacher took her to Berkeley, New Haven, London, Pittsburgh, and Bastrop, TX. Ten years ago, inspired by the beautiful paintings and places seen during her travels, she joined Albert Handell’s mentorship program in New Mexico and became a landscape painter.  

Her paintings usually begin with one color or an unexpected pair of colors. The rest of the painting takes shape from that beginning.  For Enid, the vitality of each stroke evokes a mood, makes textures, and creates harmonies. She enjoys finding a balance between the intuitive and analytical paths to art. Enid also likes thinking about the creative process and is a frequent contributor to Pastel Journal.

Guest presenter