Monday, October 29, 2012

"Queen of Swords"

Wanting to paint something friend posed for me with her fencing equipment this Summer.  So many good photos....I particularly liked her expression in this one..

"Queen of Swords", pastel, 24"x18"©Kim Werfel

She reminded me of the Tarot Card...the "Queen of Swords".  Her confident gaze seems to make one wonder what she's thinking.  I think this has a rather otherworldly look...almost like a female superhero of sorts.

Part of the Tarot interpretation "a woman who is intensely perceptive, quick and confident in all she does....a woman of strong character..."

This was fun to paint and has encouraged me to do more portraits that have strong personality!

I plan to have this painting in the exhibition at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro for the 20th Chatham County Studio Tour this December 1 &2, 8 & 9.   The reception for the show will be on November 30th from 7-9pm.  The artwork will be on display there Dec 1st & 2nd and will be in my home for the 2nd weekend of the tour (Dec. 8th & 9th).

I'd love for you to come to the reception and the tour!   For your map and info click HERE

You'll have a great time, so mark your calendars!

best to you all,

Kim Werfel

Friday, October 19, 2012

Invited to Demo at Art of the Carolinas!

Jerry's Artarama hosts The Art of The Carolinas, a huge art expo with over 100 workshops and fantastic sales and bargains on art supplies.  They have asked me to demo for their line of handmade soft pastels, Mungyo Gallery.


The Art of the Carolinas Expo will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 9th, 10th and 11th at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.  Trade Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 - 5:30, Sunday 10-3.  Workshops start on Thursday.  Free admission and parking.

If you find yourself there, please stop by my vendor booth and say hello!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Continuing Pastel Painting Class

My "Introduction to Pastel Painting Class" has been humming along these past four weeks and after being asked, I decided to create a new class "Continuing Pastel Painting".

The new class is not for beginners....but will build on the elements of design from the Intro Class.

We will introduce the principles of design and different types of composition.  Preliminary value and color studies will be explored giving you tools to create great paintings from life and/or photos! 

Beginning pastel student working from her own still life set-up

Class begins on Thursday Oct. 25th from 10am - Noon.  Click on this link to register at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  Class number 1024B Continuing Pastel Painting, $82 tuition, Friends of the ArtsCenter $74, day of class tuition $87.

Materials List is here

Questions?  Feel free to contact me at