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, February 1, 2012
Frozen Marsh at Dusk, pastel, 9 x 12
My demo from today's class. The objective was to keep within a narrow value range. Other than a few darks in the distant trees, the values are mainly on the high end of the scale with only very subtle differences as you move through the scene. Most all of my students keep their pastels arranged in value order, which makes it much easier to achieve correct values.