Thursday:) The Art Club of McKinney November Meeting

11 Nov

“Every artist puts their heart and soul into every creation. Some even add a little DNA with their blood, sweat and tears.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


This morning was the November meeting of the Art Club of McKinney. The beginning of the meeting recalled the minutes, events, welcomed guests and new members, artist of the month, and raffle. After the business part, a very lovely brunch was served.

Here’s the thing. When I got to the parking lot, a sudden panic overcame me. I left my cell phone home in the kitchen on the charger. 🤦‍♀️ I walked in and found Sherri Murphy and threw my hands up in the air and said, “ I feel naked and afraid! I left my phone at home.” She said I could borrow her phone to take pictures, as she had her fancy dancy real camera. Unfortunately, she has an android and most of the pictures I took didn’t come out. 🤦‍♀️

Our guest speaker and artist demonstrator was the amazing Pernie Fallon, talking about and demonstrating painting with pastels.

If you aren’t an artist familiar with pastels, it’s not like the colorful chalk that we used as kids or in school. Pastels are pure pigment with a binder added to stabilize. (Miss a Pernie schooled us on that. Never call it chalk. Pastel artists will cringe.🤦‍♀️)

I had to borrow some photos from her Facebook page to show you some of her amazing pieces. Pernie did a demonstration of a brilliant sky, adding layer upon layer of pastels, blending with the side of her closed hand. (Thus, adding her DNA from her skin and oils.)
This is similar to the demonstration that she did for us.

Pernie Fallon’s artwork, along with many others will be displayed during MAST McKinney Artist Studio Tour this weekend. If you love art and would love to meet the artists in their studios, check it out. Thank you Miss Pernie.

Pernie Fallon


“Known for her powerful and intense color work, Pernie Fallon’s landscape paintings in pastel or oil are vivid and painterly. Upon closer examination, there are qualities that are not so obvious on the surface. ­Compelled to paint outdoors, she thrives on the exposure to the forces of Nature — the fierceness of the land, the impulsiveness of the fleeting light, the moodiness of the sky and wind. Fallon’s paintings transcend the beauty of place with unexpected emotion, movement, and life.”


The Magnolia Tree Retreat
1102 N. Graves Street
McKinney, TX 75069 (home)


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