Friday, February 11, 2011

The River

Not yet sure about this one yet. It may need some darker "punches" somewhere.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter White

The original image had a lot of white and not a lot of sun light but something drew me to it. I tried to bring more color than was obvious and bring out the hints of light.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Simple Pastel Demonstration

Today is a beginning demo I do for new pastelists. I set up a simple still life and proceed with a process which enables students to learn the technique of pastel.

I start with a simple charcoal drawing of a simple set up. Then I add a light value that is only about 1 or 2 values lighter than the page. Then I put a general color for each element. Now it is ready to have fun adding the color.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Adding Color

From my time in Maine. Sometimes I create more intense colors which are hinted at in reality but which I enhance as I have here in the rocks to create a more expressive sense of light.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Seasonally Appropriate

I have just finished teaching some Pastel Intensives and it keeps snowing...seemed seasonally appropriate.