Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Cows at Sunset"

Finished this today.... for now I'm calling it "Cows at Sunset". I know... pretty pitiful title again! I did this on very textured watercolor paper coated with 2 layers of Colorfix.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Thought I'd try something a little different and whimsical. I've always loved seeing birds on a wire so I thought I'd try to make a little scene of a bird family with individual personalities. Here are the steps.... including a photoshop creation from ref images of my idea... a sketch and various stages of the painting....






Saturday, January 16, 2010

Autumn Road Home

I am trying to focus on doing more daily painting and working quickly. This is a painting I did today in less than an hour. 6" x 8" on Uart sanded paper. I have a real tendency to overwork my paintings so I think this exercise will help me stay loose and painterly. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Painting / Sunset Shore with Youtube Demo


Just finished this painting yesterday. I took some pics during the process and made a little youtube demonstration to show the steps. Hope you enjoy!!
:) Susan

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back to the Easel!!

I've been away from the easel since Thanksgiving!!! Ahhhh!!! I have missed my pastels so much! It felt great to be literally "back at the drawing board"... ha ha. This is my setup for my latest painting, "His Glory".
I've just started this blog so I hope I can keep up with it. Welcome to any newcomers to my blog!

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