Maryland Pastel Society

2022 SHADES of PASTEL Award Winners

Best Still Life, Betty Knight Memorial Award

Crimson Maple Isa 1:18 by
Denise Matuk-Kroupa

Comments by Judge Nancie King Mertz:

This loosely painted outdoor still life offers the energy and color that plein air painters are able to capture. Painting from life teaches us the accurate color of the daily lights, whereas a photo gives us black and white in the shadows and lights.