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Piedmont Pastel Society

Malia Bryngelson Pastel Demo

October 24, 2020     10am - 12pm


Paint-along


Even though we can’t hold a traditional Piedmont Pastel Society program yet, let’s take this opportunity to gather for some art time via a new Zoom meeting.  We will paint this outgoing goat character with Malia Bryngelson and also have a painting question and answer session.  You’re welcome to paint along or just enjoy the demonstration! During this demo you will learn ideas on how we, as artists, can give animal paintings a spark, personality and be set in an interesting, descriptive composition.


If you’d like to paint along during this demo here are the supplies we’ll be using:

Uart sanded paper in your favorite grade (or your own preferred paper)

An assortment of NuPastels

An assortment of soft pastels in a range of lights and darks, as well as warm and cool colors

Backing board

Artist tape or clips

Charcoal pencil (optional)

Spray fixative

Pipe insulation or other blending tool

You may be interested in drawing / doing studies of this reference in advance of

the demo:  (click to see larger view)




Malia Bryngelson is a pastel artist from the small community of Locust, North Carolina. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects but her favorite is definitely animals.  She invites you to step into their world.


What is the animal’s interaction with the artist? What is their mood? How do they relate to their surroundings? What beautiful light falls on their form?


Her pastel paintings of animals address these questions. Feel their sleek hide, the breeze blowing past, the sun warming them.  In her animal paintings she wants to convey the spark of that living presence, energy and intelligence of my animal subjects.


She was recently awarded a First Place in the Animal Category of Pastel Journal Magazine’s Pastel 100 competition.



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