Monday, September 19, 2011

A favorite place to paint.

This pastel was started as a plein air piece last week and I have taken it as far as I dare for now.  Luckily it is the weekly critique group this week, so I can seek guidance before I succumb to the urge to work on it some more.

Oak Island Overlook 12x16  Pastel

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The shapes of shadows

This piece started with an acrylic wash under painting.  .After I had my large shapes established, I started modifying the areas with pastels,  gently darkening and brightening the colors but keeping my overall large shapes and values intact.  It really helped to have an idea of what I wanted it to look like BEFORE I began. 

Untitled  9x12  Pastel on Uart 800