Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Swiss Cows

5x7 pastel ‘Swiss Cows’ on Uart archival sanded paper. Framed 
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Monday, February 28, 2022

Painting Still Life Landscape

Just getting started defining the veggies that will be more defined while the fields
are nearly done. Will have to check my values though so the distance is defined 
as far away. The closer fields are still being picked and they show the bounty 
yet to come. Stay tuned …still working on my beach scene too.
This was first a combo of photos then a few thumb nail sketches. Then a quick block
In of shapes some hard pastels and then an alcohol wash. Then reenforce my darks 
Still using hard pastels and starting some detail. I’m using 350 Uart so I had to use 
hard pastels to fill some tooth or my soft pastels would be eaten up! Chomp

Monday, February 7, 2022

What’s on the easel

Getting a painting ready from a photo of the beach . This is a pastel painting 
On 350 Uart over watercolor wash. I really want to transport 
 into this photo but it may satisfy my crave to feel the beach, sun and 
sand as I paint! I’ll listen to an ocean sound as I paint. 
Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The making of a Christmas Card

Every year I do a piece of art for my annual Christmas card ,usually a pastel. I was not inspired 
For this year’s painting
Until it snowed and so I watched the sun pour through the pines in my backyard.

I placed some 400 Uart sanded paper and preceded to look out the window 
From my studio. Also worked from a few photos. What do you call and en
Plein Air done from a window? Merry Christmas.

Monday, May 17, 2021