I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sept. 19 Demo
Off in the Distance, pastel, 12 x 9
In my Monday class we worked from a black and white photo in order to focus on matching values rather than colors. Several students in this class are new to the medium and have a limited number of pastels, so this takes the pressure off of not having enough colors in their supply. But it's also a great exercise for anyone wanting to develop a better eye for values, while also becoming more interpretive with color. This is my demo painting from the class.