Revised 4/25/13 – changed ground… I like it better. (Previous version) Tchach, pastel, 8×10 I started this several days ago, but did some of the finish work while listening to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake followed by a harpsichord piece by Bach. Such moving music, I love it. Bach is so layered and mathematical, and Tchaikovsky is [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Pastels'
April 16th, 2013 · No Comments
April 15th, 2013 · No Comments
Coming on May 11, I’ll be one of the invited artists in the Visual Arts & Wine Festival at Morgan Ridge Vineyards! View their website here: Morgan Ridge Vineyards This is a brand new event, and a beautiful setting. Looking forward to a pretty day.
March 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment
I had two pieces accepted into the Pastel Society of North Carolina Annual Exhibit at Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, and delivered those on February 23rd. When we went to the show the following Friday, March 1st, one of my pieces had sold – “Kerrville Clouds”! It was my first competition with PSNC, and I was [...]
November 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment
“Glory Days”, Pastel, 20″ x 16″ To celebrate the fall season that I have missed for so many years ~ I have loved every day of it!
May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments
The pastel version of “Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream,” one of the world’s most recognizable works of art, sold for $120 million at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, setting a new record as the MOST EXPENSIVE PIECE OF ART EVER SOLD at auction.” WOO-HOO!!! See article here.
January 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments
I missed drawing my bird last night, so am posting a painting I’ve been thinking about. I’ve been visualizing this in my mind – I loved the photo I took back in 1989, and I loved the final piece when I painted it back in 2007 (above). Now I want to try it again, with [...]
November 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments
On Saturday, November 19, 2011, I’ll will be giving a demonstration on painting skies and clouds at the Texas Pastel Society. The meeting will start at 10-12 noon at the Tobin Library, 4134 Harry Wurzbach, in San Antonio. Here is the final painting, after the demo and after I finished it in my studio. The [...]
August 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments
Pastel, 20″x16″ Painted on Ampersand pastelbord. I start by completing the basic drawing with pastel pencils then block in the large shapes with hard pastels (like Nupastels). Then I do the underpainting by blending these into the surface of the board with alcohol and an old brush. The underpainting can be complementary colors or the [...]
April 17th, 2011 · 7 Comments
Final Version here: http://www.fallshadows.com/blog/2011/06/12/painting-a-large-pastel-36×24-chaparral-skies/ This is the largest pastel painting I’ve done to date – 36″x24″ – and I am still working on it. I generally work to bring a painting forward all at once, but there are areas of this I really like and hope not to touch again. There are areas that are [...]
November 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments
I’m always grateful for honest advice from artist friends, as they can often see things I can’t about a work in progress, and it also helps me learn new things to apply to future work. Jo Castillo and Ruth Meaders – both gave me some good advice on helping to make this a better painting [...]