Explore the essentials of painting landscapes with pastels from conception to completion. Learn how to achieve luminous color and volume and how to structure an engaging composition. Ms. Smith will compare modern pastel techniques and materials to those used during William Merritt Chase’s time.  Visitors are invited to join in and create a small pastel painting of their own.

Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University and at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey.  After earning her Ph.D. in English and teaching for ten years, she discovered her love for pastels, and now paints professionally. Smith is best known for her seascapes, and also works in landscape, still life and portrait.

Smith is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, an IAPS Master’s Circle Member, a member of the Copley Society, the Salmagundi Club, and Academic Artists of America.  She has won numerous top awards, including the IAPS Prix de Pastel, the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine’s Seascapes Competition, and the Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel, and has placed in the Pastel Journal’s Pastel Top 100 for the past four years. Her work has appeared in International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, The Pastel Journal and others.  She is a regular contributor to the Pastel Journal.  Her paintings are in several east coast galleries, and in collections on five continents.

This is an ongoing programs.  Come anytime and stay for as long as you’d like.