Monday, July 24, 2017

Pastel Pet Portrait Powerpoint & Demo

 Pastel Pet Portrait Powerpoint & Demo

Location: Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Avenue
Cary, North Carolina 27511

Sponsored by the Fine Arts League of Cary, NC

Come to the Fine Arts League of Cary Monthly Meeting at the Cary Arts Center Thursday, July 27th from 7:30-9:30, where I'll be giving a talk on my process in painting Pastel Pet Portraits.

They'll be a powerpoint presentation with step-by-step photos of my works in progress, with tips and of course, stories about commission work.  :)

Then a short demo as time allows.

Excited to present my work to you.  

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Last Pastel Class of 2016!

Come join us and polish some of your started but not yet finished masterpieces!  

This 5 session class runs:

Joinus, Create and Get Dusty!

Questions?  E-mail me at

Friday, September 2, 2016

Autumn Goddess takes 1st Place!

So pleased that my pastel "Autumn Goddess" has taken 1st place and won $100 at the 14th Cary Senior Center Art Exhibition!

Come see her and "Prometheus" at the Cary Senior Center along with 53 other paintings available for purchase.

The center is located at 120 Maury O'Dell Place, Cary, NC in Bond Park.  Exhibition runs through September 23, 2016.

Thank You!

Kim Werfel

Fall Pastel Classes Begin September 12th!

Pastel Class (Beginning & Experienced)
5 Mondays, Sept 12 - Oct 10, 2016  1 -3 pm .  $75
Seymour Senior Center, Orange County, Chapel Hill

Join me and learn about painting in Soft Pastels.
Beginners will work with me in learning how to do pastels from photos.
More advanced students may work on independent projects with Kim's guidance.

Thought I'd share one of my proud students with a recent pastel painting painted from his photo from the South of France.  His setup is below, showing a b/w value reference photo and a color photo enlarged to size.

Would love to have you with us!

Located at  2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC  27516
(919) 968-2070

Please e-mail me with any questions:

Thank you!


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Upcoming Art Show at Liquidambar

I'm excited to be in a group show coming up this Summer at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts in Pittsboro.   They're located at 80 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312.

I've painted some Sandpipers from a recent trip to the beach that will be on exhibit there.

Each of these bright fellows are painted with pastel on 6"x6" gatorboard with an orange, yellow and gold acrylic underpainting followed up with clear Golden pastel ground.

They're framed in a nice wide gold plein aire frame - with all three in one frame.

I'm working on some more pieces, so c'mon down and check out the show.

Reception is July 3rd from 2-4pm.  2nd reception is August 7th from 2-4pm.  Last day of the show is August 28th.

The July 3rd reception coincides with a Pittsboro Street Fair, so you're sure to have a fun day in downtown Pittsboro when you visit.

Hope to meet you there!


Friday, June 3, 2016

June Pastel Class Begins!

My last class before Summer break begins Monday, June 6th at the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  Classes go through June 27th and are held from 1-3 pm. 

Pictured here is one of my accomplished and proud pastel students with her pastel portrait of her brother from last month's class :)

This class is an open studio class with experienced students working from their own photos and supplies.  I give private assistance to each student working on their individual projects at their own pace.

For more information, call the Seymour Center at 919 968-2070.

Thank you and would love to have you join us!


"Thundering Hoofs" Wins!

I'm proud to announce that not only has "Thundering Hoofs" juried into the 2016 NC Statewide Pastel Competition, but that it has won the Art Spectrum Award!

This pastel is 16"x20" and can be viewed at the Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC.

Worked from a photo taken at Belmont Racetrack in Long Island, NY, I was challenged to create the feeling of action with dirt flying from their hoofs and the dramatic colors of the jockeys clothing.

It was great fun to create and I'm so honored to have been juried in with over 250 entries and only 17 selected for awards.

Hope you enjoy my pastel paintings!