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, January 4, 2012
Rum River, pastel, 16x20
Many of my pastel pieces begin as demos for my classes. Since I've had a little break from teaching over the holidays, I was able to work on this one without needing to have a specific plan for it and simply let the painting go wherever it pleased. My only goal was to stop before I got too fussy with details.