Kathleen McDonnell recipient of Ruth Richeson Pastel Gold Award
Posted March 15, 2016
Kathleen McDonnell has been honored with the prestigious Ruth Richeson Pastel Gold Award. The work is highlighted in an article about Kathy in the special issue: the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition Winners (Pastel Journal). She is a signature member of the PSA (Pastel Society of America), The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod & Pastel Society of the West Coast. Her award-winning painting, Silence No. 2, is below:
From the Journal:
"I can almost hear the quiet," says Terri Ford, Landscape & Interior category juror, of Kathleen McDonnell's painting, Silence No. 2. McDonnell could "hear the quiet" too, when she came upon the scene that inspired her Ruth Richeson Pastel Gold Award-winning pastel. She was walking up a hill behind her home in Glenwood. N.Y., on a foggy winter morning. "Up on top you could hardly see the trees," she says. "The mood was extremely intense. It was like the sky was coming down and touching me. I wanted to get that same type of feeling in my painting."