My blog features painting tips and information for pastelists and oil painters that I commonly teach in my workshops, new artwork as I complete it, news about my upcoming workshops, and other interesting tidbits for artists.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Snowmobile Tracks at the Hoeft Farm, 16 x 20
Rounding the Birch Trees, 12 x 16
I spent this past Friday through Sunday at a wonderful, inspiring pastel workshop with Marc Hanson, one of my favorite artists. Above are the paintings I completed during the workshop. I still plan to make a few tweaks to the winter scene to incorporate a few more comments Marc made regarding how to make it truly look like a cold, snowy day in Minnesota, where the scene originated. Hopefully my "tweaks" won't be fatal, since I'm hoping to give the painting to family members who own this property in Princeton, MN, where we visit each winter around the holidays. If my finishing touches are successul, I'll post the finished version.