Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here are the first 3 steps in this pastel. It is an 18" X 24", pastel on Wallace paper. I really like how important the orange wedges are in this composition. The blue complimentary colors really help the orange pop! I must go create. Later!!!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I tried to post this this morning and did something wrong and lost everything...so I gave up. Now I am trying again.
The bottom photo is the still life I set up in my studio. Then the line drawing. After that I took a very dirty chamois and blocked in the dark values. I used fixative between each step. Then I started laying in blocks of color. The last one (bottom left one) the color is more refined but a long way from being done. I will add more steps tomorrow.
This lonely green apple kept me awake at night because it was really giving me a hard time. As I worked on it the apple felt cut out instead of in space and the apple grew to large and became a new species of apple that I have never heard of. This is a part of the growth. Everything is not always easy. Tomorrow I will post a few more steps.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I have posted my still life set-up. The set-up was on the ground in the sun and as the sun changed I decided on the light that I was going to use. Then I shot a photo of that lighting so that I could adequately finish the pastel. The pastel that is posted is only a block in that was done from life. Tomorrow I will post the progress on it as it goes into the next step and as I develop the color more fully. This is done on Navy blue Canson paper, and is an 8" X 10" pastel. I just learner that I should use the smooth side of the Canson paper not the textured side. I wondered why I did not like the textured side! : )