October 8, 2017What Fun!

 

Having fun with PanPastels at the Pikes Peak Pastel Society meeting on September 29, 2017.

Having fun with PanPastels at the Pikes Peak Pastel Society meeting on September 29, 2017.

On September 29, 2017, I had the pleasure of doing a presentation on PanPastels for the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. After a few words about the product and my process, participants had a chance to experiment with the product. 

9/3/2017 Lots to See!

"Liberty" 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board  

"Liberty" 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board

 

"Chrysalis" 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board                  BEST IN SHOW! THANK YOU!

"Chrysalis" 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board

                 BEST IN SHOW! THANK YOU!

"Just One More Cup" 12' x 12" pastel over gouache on board

"Just One More Cup" 12' x 12" pastel over gouache on board

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I hope you get a chance to see the wonderful work showing at the Pikes Peak Pastel 3rd Regional Exhibition, August 28-October 25 with the opening reception on September 9, 2017 from 4-6 pm.  This show was juried by outstanding pastelist, Sabrina Styles. There is a member show going on at the same location on the lower level. Lots to see! 

 

8/7/2017 Fine Arts Center Reception

The reception for artists at the Fine Arts Center was lovely! Many thanks to all of my family and friends that made it out on that rainy evening.  There about 60-70 works , all types of media. It was a fascinating display and the food was outstanding! I really enjoyed talking with the artists. So many were new to me. As you can see my painting inspired by my gorgeous model, Ruby, is the bottom one on this pedestal. 

Ruby and me at the Fine Arts Center reception 8/4/2017

Ruby and me at the Fine Arts Center reception 8/4/2017

Ruby, posing at the Fine Arts Center reception 8/4/2017

Ruby, posing at the Fine Arts Center reception 8/4/2017

7/31/2017

Please join me  Friday August 4th at 5:00 at TASTE, the Fine Arts Center restaurant, for a reception and preview of the artworks for the FAC Gala. 

 

7/22/2017

"The Offering" 12" x 12" acrylic on cradled linen covered board

"The Offering" 12" x 12" acrylic on cradled linen covered board

"The Offering" will be in the Fine Arts Center Gala Exhibition opening on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Taste (the restaurant) during First Friday activities. The exhibition will be on view for three weeks leading up to Gala on Saturday, August 26th. My model for this painting is a lovely young woman from north central China. This painting is not my usual pastel, it is a special type of acrylic that dries more slowly than typical acrylics, making them much more like oils. 

 

7/20/2017

"Liberty", "Just One More Cup" and "Chrysalis" were chosen to be in the 3rd Regional Pikes Peak Society Exhibition 2017, August 28-October 25, 2017.

Artists'Reception: September 9th 4- 6pm at the 21c branch of the Pikes Peak Library District

 

7/1/2017

"Schrodinger's Cat" (formerly Observer's Paradox") 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board

"Schrodinger's Cat" (formerly Observer's Paradox") 12" x 12" pastel over gouache on board

"Schrodinger's Cat" was chosen for the Pastel Society of Colorado's 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Where: Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, CO

 

 

 

 

6/2017

"String Theory"was chosen to be in the Pastel Society of Colorado (PSC) 15- month calendar from 115 entries. It also received an Honorable Mention Award. I am so excited to be included and to receive this special recognition. The calendar is available from PSC. 

"String Theory" 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board.

"String Theory" 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board.

5/21/2017

"Just One More Cup", 12" x 12", pastel over gouache on board

"Just One More Cup", 12" x 12", pastel over gouache on board

 Six of my paintings are in shows in Colorado.  "Roof of Heaven" and "Debate in Spring" from my group show," "Intimate Voices" are in the Pastel Society member show, "Pure Pigments" in Grand Junction at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts until June 24th. Three never- before- shown paintings are at The Living Center at Sunny Vista: "Eastbound at Noon",  "Just One More Cup" and "Searching". (See left and below.)  "Schrodinger's Cat" (previously named "Observer's Paradox") will be in the Pastel Society of Colorado 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition,July 6, 2017 to August 20, 2017, Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. Littleton, CO 80120.

"Searching", 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board.

"Searching", 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board.

"Eastbound at Noon", 12" x 12", pastel over gouache on board

"Eastbound at Noon", 12" x 12", pastel over gouache on board

2/27/217

The opening reception of "Intimate Voices" was  huge success!  Many thanks to everyone who came...including the Mayor! Also, thank you to Berkshire-Hathaway Realtors for sponsoring the exhibit. 

left to right- artists: Linda Randono, Carol Myers, Honey Lea Gaydos, Taffy Mulliken

left to right- artists: Linda Randono, Carol Myers, Honey Lea Gaydos, Taffy Mulliken

 

2/11/2017 

 "Looking West"was awarded Honorable Mention" at the "Transitions" exhibit of the Pastel Society of Colorado, October 17- December 17, 2016. 

"Looking West" 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board, copyright 2016 Honey Lea Gaydos

"Looking West" 12" x 12" Pastel over gouache on board, copyright 2016 Honey Lea Gaydos

2/9/1017

Visit the new section of my webpage, "Exhibitions" to see my new work. Be sure to click on the "Learn More" button. The works in the New Science Series and Birthing Modern English series are for sale. They are $500.00 each, framed. The paintings in The Journey Series are sold. 

1/31/2016 Now a Member!

I am now a member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. 

6/6/2016 Exciting News! 

My painting "Gratitude" was chosen to be in the 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition! Please join me for the opening reception and awards ceremony at the Denver Public Library, Vida Ellison Gallery on Level 7, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado on Sunday July 10th from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Hope to see you there! "Gratitude" is the Home Page image of the young woman looking up. It is not in "Available Artwork" because it must be for sale at the exhibition.  

"Gratitude" 12 xx 12 Pastel on Board, copyright 2016 Honey Lea Gaydos

"Gratitude" 12 xx 12 Pastel on Board, copyright 2016 Honey Lea Gaydos

7/29/2016  Blessings!

My painting "Gratitude" sold at the 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition in Denver. The collector said "it touched me and moved me".  That is my goal with every painting. I am so blessed to get to do this work! 

8/20/2016 Another Exhibition!

I have had 4 works accepted into the Pikes Peak Pastel Society 2016 2nd Annual Statewide Exhibition. Please join me for the artist reception!

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:
Friday, September 9; 6pm to 8pm
Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920

EXHIBITION DATES:
Open:  Friday, September 2 2016
Close:  Wednesday, October 26 2016

 

"Against Adobe Walls" 12 x 12 Pastel on board, copyright Honey Lea Gaydos 2016

"Against Adobe Walls" 12 x 12 Pastel on board, copyright Honey Lea Gaydos 2016

9/10/2016 AWARD! 

My painting "Against Adobe Walls" won 3rd place at the 2nd Annual Statewide Exhibition of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society! The judge was noted pastelist Ken Elliot.  Thanks to all my family and friends who joined me last night for the reception.