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 'Sky paintings'
April 16th, 2013 · No Comments
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 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 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Our show will be up for a month at the Old Bakery and Emporium at 1006 Congress, just south of the Capitol in Austin. Hope you can come to see the exhibit and all the other great items!
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 [...]
March 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments
This is the final, complete, absolutely not to be revised piece. Yep.
March 22nd, 2011 · 4 Comments
“Fire and Smoke” was juried into the Austin Pastel Society’s Annual Member Show at Corridor of Art – 700 Lavaca, Austin, March 7 – April 30, 2011
October 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Looking at the last post, I really seriously didn’t like the painting. Sometimes I can’t tell that until I see a photo. Weird. So I re-painted it and cropped it. And what the hell, I blended it too. And layered more pastel here and there. I like it better. At least for today. I haven’t [...]
October 11th, 2010 · No Comments
I can’t foresee ever tiring of painting the sky. The continual changing of colors, shapes, atmosphere is breath-taking, and to try to capture these once in a while is never boring. On this one, I decided to try to do a pastel painting without any blending. It’s sooo hard. I know many pastelists who don’t [...]
June 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Sherbet Sky, Pastel, 11×14 I truly do have a short attention span, and that’s one of the reasons I love pastels. I can paint a bit, dance a bit, go check email, and paint some more. No clean-up except my grubby fingers. So here is one I finished tonight (I think), two that I’m in [...]