Friday, March 20, 2015

LAG Sponsors Mike Beeman pastel workshop

Mike Beeman demonstrated his method of developing the still life
by working with the mass of items rather than outlines
to develop the objects.

Objects are rendered both internally with value and color steps as well 
as externally to carve the shapes from the outside in
and to allow the figures and ground to merge together. 

People in attendance came as far as Louisville, Colorado, 
Harmony, Cheyenne, Rock River & Laramie, WY.

Mike's skill as both an artist and teacher were greatly
appreciated by all. Thank you, Mike!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pastel Journal Top 100

LAG member Jeanie Schlump
received an Honorable Mention in Pastel Journal's
Top 100 International competition !

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Laramie Art Guild: Mike Beeman Pastel Presentation

Mike Beeman is fast becoming one of the better known pastel artists in America. He is a gracious man who generously shares his knowledge of the medium during his demonstrations and workshops. Mike will be giving a workshop hosted by the Laramie Art Guild in Laramie, Wyoming on 2/21/2015. Interested parties may call 307-399-5763 for details.

Mike Beeman Pastel Presentation

Mike Beeman demonstrates the painting of a chickadee
on UArt using alcohol
as a medium for rendering the under-painting.
The background & mass of the chickadee are loosely rendered.
Outlines are virtually non-existent allowing corrections
of shape and color to be established both within and outside the figure.
Specific details of the beak and eye are accentuated
and a greater value range established.
Mike paints with the pastel medium as he demonstrates
the rendering of a chickadee and a common sparrow.

Please note the transfer of colors both within & outside
the figure. Middle values were established first
and lighter and darker values added afterwards.
The sharing of these hues prevents
the bird from feeling like a "cut-out"
pasted onto the background.
The mere suggestion of feathers and legs allows for a more
expressive rendering. Pure whites are avoided and either
warm or cool whites are selected. This image was worked on a felt grey
Canson paper, which allows the artists to render in both lighter and darker
values as he developed the form. 

Monday, January 26, 2015


Artist:  Jeanie Schlump
Acrylic, 16" x 20"

This 15 year old female posed for the LAG at one of our
recent 2 hour life drawing sessions.
These sessions are free of charge to all LAG members and
are scheduled the 3rd Saturday from 10-noon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fe, Big Iron #535

This pastel just received an Honorable Mention in
the 2015 Pastel Journal's 100 International competition.
This will be published in the Spring of 2015.
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Threading the Needle

The Richeson School of Art and Gallery accepted Jeanie Schlump's pastel,
"Threading the Needle" to compete in the Richeson 75
Landscape, Seascape, and Architctural
2014 International Art Exhibition.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dick Blick Ad in Pastel Journal

Jeanie Schlump, a LAG member, was contacted by
Dick Blick Art Materials  to  use one of her
images on the back cover of Pastel Journal
Magazine, June 2014 issue.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Our model failed to show up this month,
so I opted to paint my friend Joanne
as she was studying a still life.
Acrylic, 16" x 20"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump


Saturday, April 19, 2014


Original pastel on sandpaper, 9" x 12"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Garden Grid

Original watercolor, 11" x 15"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Lost in Time

Original oil on canvas, 18" x 36"
Artist: Lee Lane

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vivid Hollyhocks

Original watercolor, 11"x 15"
I belong to a group of weekly painters.
This was the challenge for this week.
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Textured Tanker

The layering of textures upon the surface of this tanker car
piqued my interest; fuel oil over letters, letters over rust,
rust peeling away to expose the underlying
structure, shadows casting over the entirety.
Pastel on sandpaper, 22"x28"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Quang Ho

Jeanie Schlump attended a pastel demo in Denver
by Quang Ho. The pastel was developed
very loosely over a period of 2 hours
as Quang Ho explained his process.

Black & white photo above as seen on computer screen
was used by Quang Ho for his demonstration. 

Using the broad side of pastel sticks, Quang Ho developed large
passages of dark and light values on a medium ground.
Colors were assessed randomly but still keeping the values
consistent with the picture. At this stage, the brown page
is the complementary color which is showing
through the various greens.

Quang started with a box of Terry Ludwig landscape greens,
then added complementary reds, still relying on the value shapes
as his reference.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Laramie Art Guild hosts Chuck Egnaczak

                   Chuck Egnaczak from Works of Wyoming
presented the LAG with two sessions discussing 
The Business of Art.

Chuck gave the members of the LAG
pointers on self-promotion, approaching galleries, as well as
pros & cons of websites, blogs, and Facebook

Egnaczak's dynamic personality got all the members 

of our guild involved in his presentation and started us
thinking about our individual goals.

Chuck asked each member questions 
to make sure that everyone
interacted with him and other members of the guild.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Acrylic, 4" x 6" on panel
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Red & Blue

I am still trying to create one study a day!
4" x 6" pastel on pastel board
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Oil, 9" x 12" on panel
Artist:  Lee Lane

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Black River, Jamaica

Oil on panel, 22" x 45.5"
Artist:  Lee Lane


This is a 5 color palette painting. The colors have been broken
into areas based on hue and values.
Vedauwoo (land of the Earth-born spirits) is a group
of rock formations between Laramie & Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Oil, 26" x 20" on canvas
Artist:  Lee Lane

Meredith (final)

A bit of warm grey was added to the collar area of the blouse.
Acrylic, 16" x 20" on canvas sheet
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I continued working on my sketch in the studio today. 
I need to adjust the shading on the collar of the blouse,
 but otherwise, I consider this complete.
Acrylic, 16" x 20" on canvas sheet.
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Meredith (sketch)

Today members of the LAG had a beautiful
strawberry blonde female as our model 

for this month's 2 hour session.
Sketch, 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas tablet
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pink Pig

This cookie jar on my counter made an interesting challenge
in pastel colors, which I seldom use.
Acrylic, 4" x 6" on canvas panel
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Friday, February 7, 2014

Blue Hill

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas panel
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump


Monday, January 27, 2014

Acrylic, 4" x 6" on canvas board
Small still life study
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump