Pastel-Over-Watercolor Demo at Barnes & Noble

Artist David Wolfram. Courtesy photo

By Olga Kaczmar, Newhall Community Contributor


David Wolfram will demonstrate pastel-over-watercolor painting at the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) meeting on Monday evening,­­­­­­­­ November 20 at 6:30 p.m. This event is free, open to the public and meets at 6:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.

Wolfram was employed for almost 22 years as a toy designer and Design Manager at Mattel Inc. After leaving corporate life, and inspired by the California Impressionists, he began expressing himself as a fine artist.

“I am greatly inspired by the changing qualities of light during the day, and how different conditions affect color. My favorite times of day are sunup and the ‘magic moment’ of intense color just before sunset; and I try to capture these times in many of my paintings. I find that I am drawn to situations that contrast bold areas of light and shadow, as well as colors and reflections in water,” said Wolfram.

“Currently I divide my painting time between working in oils and pastels, and I like to paint, whenever possible, en plein air. I feel that painting outdoors is an essential activity for me, because it attunes my eye to the ever-changing light and atmospheric conditions that influence color. I can then take this acquired knowledge into the studio to give that work more veracity,” said Wolfram. See:

A founding board member and studio artist at Destination: Art, an art co-op in old Torrance, he also teaches, does workshops, demos and judges shows for Southern California art groups.

Come early, standing room only by 6:30. See

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