Thursday, July 30, 2015
I love to share my painting techniques because I have learned so much from other artists who have been so gracious to share. Please enjoy this video of my painting "Last Light" and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Painting by Black Light
Quite by accident I discovered that many of my paintings look neat in black light. So, I decided to try and paint in a black light setting. This was really fun and it does look quite dramatic under black light. It doesn't convey very well via these photos, but it's very cool in real life. This was a pretty fast experiment taking less than 2 hours.
Black Pastel Paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Touch / a slightly sanded surface.
My black light on my easel...
Choosing pastels that light up neon in black light....
Getting ready to start....
Under black light...
Under normal light...
The final under normal lighting....
This field was so inviting. I wanted to keep it loose and engage the viewer
to visually join me in exploring this colorful field.
"Walk With Me"
13" x 10.5"
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Keeping it Loose
Keeping it loose is a common struggle for most artist. I find working quickly and blocking in basic shapes and values helps to create a loose and painterly feel.
I used a tinted Colorfix sanded surface.
I chose my pastels for the color palette to suit
the mood of the painting and added
additional colors as I worked.
I did a quick sketch ahead of time to get
the general composition.
Here we go...
Working out basic shapes and layout.
Determining lights and darks.
It's starting to come together.
Basic painting coming to life.
Darkened the mood a bit.
This is pretty much the final, but I will
add some more sea grasses.
Hope you enjoyed!
Friday, July 3, 2015
This is a speed video of a pastel painting I did of some brilliant poppies in a field bursting with color. I have been using a technique la...
Approaching that blank painting surface is often an daunting task. Doing an underpainting is a great way to create a base for your painting ...
Haven't painted in pastels in awhile..... felt so good! I had a dream about a living christmas tree in the forest on a cold winter night...