Saturday, December 9, 2017

Have A Merry Christmas

Finished my Christmas painting for this year. I am using for my Christmas Card . I admit that I rushed to get finished! Used Vista Print for the cards , created it on line and Vista will send reliably to me shortly.  I’ll be starting a new series on UART paper after the first of the year!                                                    ‘The Back Yard In Snow’   Pastel
Here’s the front of my card ! Have a wonderful Holiday Season! All My Best.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

How Many Times Can An Artist Paint The Same Scene?

Just as many times as you want! That’s my answer at least.
This has been done before as it’s my favorite spot
On old cape cod to paint!

This was done on an 9x12 piece of Uart paper
Using various pastels over a coral underpainting.
The Uart was a 400 grit . This seems to be my go to
Paper and grit . I get many layers with this.
Starting with a hard pastel like nupastel and then 
Layering in some unison,mt. Vision and Terry Ludwigs.
I also use nupastel as a blending pastel by layering 
Ever so slightly over a few layers of soft pastel.
All my grass and weed colors come out of that box 
Too. Hope you like this one. 
The peaches are going back on the Easel for 
Another try.I️ found them way too light.
Right now I’m working on my Christmas card for
This year! Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Just Off The Easel

Summer Peaches Pastel 9x12 

I probably will frame with a new frame without mat
In a wide Plein Air Black frame.
This would look great any where in the home.
Send email if interested. Unframed $125 + shipping

Friday, October 27, 2017

Recipe For Success In Painting

This is the Photo I’m working from for the Peaches For Crostata painting!

What’s On The Easel

A few weeks ago when I bought some beautiful chubby ripe peaches at the Farmers Market I could not resist arranging them for a future painting.
I lined them up in an artfull way  and photographed them . They disappeared quickly because I decided to make a freeform crostata! Yum
Here is the painting of those peaches in progress

This little pastel is unfinished so it’s still on the Easel and I’ll post the finished framed piece soon!

Friday, September 29, 2017

What’s Off The Easel!

                                          Boats On The Cape 5 x 7 pastel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Unblocking The Painter's Block

I have been working from the photo and after blocking in over an underpainting of coral watercolor I then got to town! Lots more to do but now I feel Im on my way! A while back I mentioned that not every painting will be a great one as often as we hope but there is so much to learn along the way. Just as a great golfer or tennis player has to practice to stay good at their game so must we painters. Here's what I have done so far: