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, November 29, 2011
Shadows on the Marsh, pastel, 20 x 30
This is a large pastel version of one of the paintings I did last week in Minnesota. When I was working in oil at this location, I couldn't quite capture the brilliant blue that I saw reflected in the water, but I think this version better depicts the color vibration I was after. Still might tweak the foreground grass a bit. Need to stop looking at it for awhile.