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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sept. 12 Class Demo
Trees Aglow, pastel, 9 x 12
This past Monday I began teaching the first week of my fall session pastel class at Spruill Center for the Arts. With several new pastel enthusiasts in the class, I wanted to start with a piece that would show how to simplify a basic landscape composition. I chose an exercise similar to the one in my last post in which we begin the painting by simplifying the composition into 5 large shapes and then gradually break down the finer details from there. Trees Aglow is my completed demo from the class.