This is one of the scenes from a photo shoot I did around Mt Adams, Cincinnati.

New York Rain

I was able to visit and explore New York city again in 2011 while visiting the Pastel Society of America Thirty-Ninth Annual Open Juried Exhibition For Pastels Only. I was honored to have “Ted Drewes” be a part of this exhibit and was able to see some really great work. This street scene is from one of my nights wandering the city streets. I have no idea the number of times I erased and started over on the windows on the right, but it was a lot.


While out cycling, the sunlight shinning under my review mirror created an interesting and inviting view of a street scene that I had taken many times without a second thought. I had used pastels over acrylics before, but it was the first time I did an entire piece over acrylics and on canvas.


The bright daylight in contrast to the darkness and silhouettes in the structure to be quite interesting when looking at the rich colors that were created. In the space there were plenty of people, but everyone was quiet and wrapped up in their own thoughts.

Ted Drewes

“Ted Drewes” was selected for the Pastel Society of America’s Thirty Ninth Annual Open Juried Exhibition. The exhibit was held at The Grand Gallery in The National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South, NY, NY, September 6 – October 1, 2011.

From the  exhibit, “Ted Drewes” had the honor of being included in the Selected Works from the Pastel Society of America’s Thirty Ninth Annual Open exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art’s Flora B. Giffuni Gallery of American Pastels in Youngstown, Ohio.