Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Lodi Train Station", pastel

Sorry, I have been so deep in teaching my high school art classes that I have really neglected my blog for the past month. I worked on this a long time for me. It is a 24" X 30" pastel on Canson paper. The scene is in Lodi, Ca. I started it last December and finally finished it about a month ago. AWS has some really good buys on Sennilier Pastels so I finally broke down and got some. They are so buttery to work with. Schminke are even more buttery but...those I really can not afford.....but they are heaven. I have about 12 sticks. WOW!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Nancy's Shed", finally done

Well, here is the final version. I still need to sign it but it is finished. I started back to work 3 weeks ago teaching high school art so my postings will happen, when they happen till I am back in the groove with my high schoolers. I have learned a lot this summmer while doing pastel with Gill Dellinger. The 2 most important things that I learned was how important the neutral colors are and that I am terribly scattered all the time and have to work very hard to stay with the pastel even when things are not going well!!  Just like kids, you do not give up when they misbehave, you work through it.