William Schneider, “In Old El Paso”
William Schneider, “In Old El Paso”

William A. Schneider’s pastel painting “In Old El Paso” received the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Award in the 11th annual national juried exhibition, “It’s Pastel” sponsored by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire. The juror of awards was noted pastelist Jacob Aguiar.

“I attended an open studio session at my friend’s studio in Wisconsin,” commented Schneider. “The attractive young Hispanic model who posed that evening inspired this painting. I named this piece after the border town of El Paso, Texas, where I was born. Her demure expression seemed to belong in an earlier era.”

Recently, Schneider led a painting demonstration at the Figurative Art Convention & Expo (to be held next in Baltimore, Maryland, October 29–November 1, 2020).

William Schneider - Figurative Art Convention
William Schneider leading a pastel painting demo at FACE
William Schneider - Figurative Art Convention
A close-up of Schneider’s pastel portrait painting demo at FACE

Schneider also has a variety of painting workshops available through Liliedahl Art Video. Preview them and learn more about the pastel painting workshops here.


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