Pastel painting for Au Plein-Air

September 20, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Jean Neely sketches with pastels along the entrance to the MKT trail by the MLK Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Artists using various mediums worked on pieces outdoors in several locations throughout Columbia. They submitted their art at the end of the day to be judged for the contest. Neely has been working with pastels for a few years and uses a tray made by her husband to hold her colored chalk.

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