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.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Same scene, different medium
Meandering Stream, oil, 11 x 14
This is a another exercise of painting in oil from an existing pastel painting. I used only the pastel painting (Quiet Stream at Sunrise, 12 x 14, scroll a few posts down to see) as my reference. With a few adjustments to my composition, since the 11 x 14 proportions of my canvas didn't match my 12 x 14 reference painting, I was ready to go with my oil version of this same scene. I'm finding that my next challenge is to learn to photograph the shiny surface of oil paintings without the reflective glare. As a pastel artist for many years, this is a new problem for me!