Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I just finished packing up seven paintings to deliver to Attic Gallery, Camas, WA. Suddenly there is a big blank space on my Studio wall that makes me want to paint scenes to fill the space. Originally I hung paintings in the studio because of a lack of storage space. I enjoyed them but after just removing seven, I realize the paintings had actually become just wallpaper to me. Two of the paintings were painted for my book, "Pastel Drawing" and are the subjects for page 139. I would like to send them off to a new home. They are both available on my DailyPaintworks Gallery.
|Where the Heart Is, pastel, 11 x 8.5 inches|
|Sunday Walk, pastel, 11 x 8.5 inches|
Thursday, March 9, 2017
|Left, Color Study 6x6 inches Right, 25x25 inch pastel in progress|
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
When I started working on this painting, I shot short videos of each step but soon I got involved in painting and forgot to make more videos. If you would like to see the first five steps, the links to videos are below. Once you watch one video, you should be able to find the others on my YouTube list rather than coming back to these links.
See Step 1 video
First I brush off as much pastel as possible with a cheap "chip brush."
See Step 2 video
I can remove additional pastel, especially in the lightest areas with an alcohol spray and a cotton cloth.
See Step 3 video
I lay in the darkest areas with a dark soft pastel (Terry Ludwig brand)
See Step 4 video
After darks, I apply the lightest areas with a soft light yellow (Terry Ludwig brand)
See Step 5 video
With a hard pastel I lay in yellow areas (NuPastel brand).
OR...This is the link to all five videos in one Playlist.