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.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Across the River, pastel, 9 x 12
This morning's demo for the first class of my spring session Monday morning pastel class at Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA. Working on Sennelier LaCarte paper, I began this painting by blocking in the large areas of foliage, simplifying the scene into flat shapes before gradually getting into the details. I created distance between the foreground and background foliage using warm/cool color temperature and hard/soft edges.