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, October 5, 2011
Oct. 5 demo
Amicalola View, pastel, 11 x 14
I did a version of this scene in two of my classes this week. This was the demo from my Wednesday class. For this painting, my goal was to highlight the drama of the vibrant blue of the mountains peaking through the trees and grassy foliage in the foreground. This was done on a prepared panel with an alcohol underpainting.