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, May 18, 2012
Sand Dune Shadows 2, pastel, 9 x 12
From yesterday's demo. This was from the same reference photo as Wednesday's class, but just round two for my Thursday class. I tried a different color palette on this one, using warm turquoise in the foreground shadows and slightly cooler colors overall in the tall grass. I also wanted to try softening the strokes in the more distant grass, which gives it a very different look from Wednesday's version, in which the strokes were more defined. Still undecided which I like better.