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.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A Winter Walk, pastel, 11 x 14
This was part two of a winter landscape series I'm doing in my Wednesday and Thursday classes. In this week's scene we had more snow to work with, which had lots of sunlight and shadows. Getting values correct in the snow was tricky. I found that after Wednesday's demo, I had to lighten my shadows quite a bit and warm up parts of the sunlit snow. Shown here is that "adjusted" demo from Wednesday.