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:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Painter's Block

I have had a busy summer and haven't been that dedicated to painting. I hope all my photos will give me some inspiration to get back to the Easel ! Here's what I have been working on.


Boats At The Cape

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Making Of A Pastel

Since im still working on a few paintings I thought i would show you my steps to create a pastel painting after deciding composition layout .
 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Notans Or Thumbnail Sketches

After looking at cropped photos, I've started the sketches of composition possibilities.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

To Crop Or Not To Crop

This has been cropped and im still looking for a better composition so i will do two more crops and then try a few thumbnails . Crop #1
Crop2
Crop 3
So i really love th overturned boat and the grasses. Ill try the thumbnail sketches next and they will be in my next post!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's Off The Easel

Here are two newly framed mini pastels 5x5 matted in 12x12 frames. The pastel minis Warm Dune and Cool Dune are for sale at $125 each plus shipping. If interested contact me through pastelpaintercooks@gmail.com

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oops! Another redo

Geyser Island Spouter redo! Ok so i took it out of the frame and back on the easel and reframed !! I'm done ! Forever!