Pastel Painting

Summer Suite 2019 Show purple and gold card featuring art by 6 artists in the show

Summer Suite 2019 Group Art Exhibit

By | Exhibition News, Gallery Exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce that I’m taking part in the Summer Suite show at the Palette & Chisel again. It’s an annual art exhibit celebrating the start of the summer season — one of Chicago’s best!

Drawings and paintings will be on display in the P&C’s historic galleries showcasing the works of Samuel Dammers, Lenin Delsol (myself), Mary Klug, Mary Palmer, Michele Soncini, and Bodo Stolczenberger.

The show kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, June 7, 2019. Stop by to enjoy the show with a refreshment or two. Be sure to stick around for a special dance performance held in the intimate setting of the main gallery performed by the Laboratory Dancers at 8 p.m.

Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 2019

Show on view June 6 – 17, 2019

Missed the reception? Please stop by during gallery hours listed below. All art for sale.

Mon – Thu: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri  – Sun: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Class: Painting in Pastel

By | Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching a new class at the Palette & Chisel!  Painting in Pastels with Lenin Delsol is up on the Palette & Chisel website and there’s still a couple spots open. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.


Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following links will take you to each class session’s registration page on their website.

Register for Class 730: May 6 – June 17, 2019*

*In observance of Memorial Day, no class will be held on May 27, 2019.

  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
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