Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The paintings below are still on the Easel and I'm still making marks . Let me know what you think ?
I'm working on two dune paintings now .One was started a while back and I have the underpainting started with some pastel applied that you can see in a previous post . The second was started in a workshop from last Sunday that was held by Teceyce Walter at our arts center . We discussed the style of the old masters ,Degas , Cassat and my favorite , american impresionistic painter William Merrit Chase . When looking at the pastels done by these painters it is easy to see in their landscapes the amazing marks they made to achieve the painting style so beloved by pastelists and others. Here are a few examples .
The above painting was by Degas and I am amazed by this pastel as a landscape it is a wonderful piece to study for mark making and the use of using the paper as part of the painting.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
After looking at my newly finished Lakeside Farm painting on the blog , I realized that the right side of the shed was not straight and looked funny . My eye kept going there and drawing me out of the painting .i decided to fix that and and now the eye travels around and through the painting. I then framed in a barn board frame I found at Marshall's . I like this sweet little painting so much , I think I'll keep it unless it sells for a nice profit . I'm asking $200 for it , painting 5x7 in frame approx 8x10.