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.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Apples and a Pitcher, pastel, 11x14
Today I enjoyed holding a private class with a woman who's been taking my weekly group class for a few months. As a Christmas gift, her sweet husband arranged to prepay for several private classes with me. Since she's new to pastel, this was a nice opportunity to work with her one-on-one as we did a paint-a-long type class working from a still life, focusing on how to better apply each stroke to the paper. This is my demo that I finished up after the class.