Pastels from life

Exhibition in Cazals

Painting from life is one of the most rewarding genres, especially when you have the chance to work with friends.

I’m excited to be showing my pastels in my studio in cazals along with work by Peter Thomas, Corry Kooy and Sophie Amauger for three weeks frim the 19th of March. We all met through the French pastel Society and have a mutual appreciation of each other’s styles. I hope that anyone interested in plein air, contemporary figurative painting, might enjoy a visit.

Pastel en plein air Normandie avec Sophie Amauger, Corry Kooy et Penelope Milner

Sophie’s precise attention to composition and colour in her beautiful pastels, give an intense emotional quality to her work

Sophie Amauger et Penelope Milner Chateau Bonnemarre.



Corry Kooy en Normandie

Corry is a dutch artist who works directly from her subjects with energy and spontaneity, townscapes, landscapes, people and even newborn calves.

Peter Thomas à Catus dans le Lot

Light and air vibrate in Peter’s landscapes, inspired by the Spanish landscape and fields and meadows around his Perigord home.

Peter Thomas will be joining me in Cazals for the opening on the 19th. We hope you will visit and allow us to share our passion for pastel painting. For those interested in learning about technique I’ll have some materials available to try.

If the weather is kind, Rob and Frankie will provide a touch of festivity at midday, playing and singing for us outside the atelier, a perfect time to enjoy a Sunday morning coffee or aperitif.

In the afternoon, from 15h, Peter and I will set up our easels to demonstrate pastel painting in the streets of Cazals. If you would like to bring your materials and work along with us, you would be welcome.

Corry Kooy and her pastels.

Plein air pastels with friends at Etretat.
Cottage in Normandie next to corry.

2 Responses to “Pastels from life

  • Barbie Gilliam
    1 year ago

    Hi Penny ,

    What a great exhibition & demonstrations you’ve organized in Cazals … I seem to always miss them !
    We go to uk on 15 th March , but will be back at the end of the month , so hope to come up on 2nd April .
    I’m sure it will be a real success ….Hope to see you then ,
    Xx Barbie ?????

    • Pénélope
      1 year ago

      Thanks Barbie. Hope to see you at the end of the month. Sophie Amauger should be calling in then. xxx

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