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.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Off the Beaten Path, pastel, 9 x 12
This week I'm having my classes work from black and white photos. It's a great way to see values more accurately. But it also helps you become more interpretive with color and think in terms of color harmony throughout the painting, since you're not trying to match the colors in the photo. Off the Beaten Path is my demo from this morning's class.