Monday, April 27, 2009
pastel 9 x 11 1/2
Came across a study of an Elizabeth
Mowry painting I did from her book
when I first started to study pastel.
Pastel is considered by some as drawing,
but it is actually considered painting,
only with the dry medium of chalk.
Opposite technique is used in pastel
as from watercolor; darks are applied
first and lighter values are layered
on to develope a form or texture.
(not for sale)
Friday, April 24, 2009
watercolor 10 x 13"
This was the challenge on the Different
Strokes blog where a photo is posted
and the artists are challenged to paint
it using their chosen medium and paint
a portion of it or interpret it as they
please. This challenge was to paint the
statue as a whole item. I chose to paint
Diana as a real person, not stone.
Friday, April 17, 2009
We won the war with the local pair of
magpies that wanted to build a nest
in the tree three feet from the front
door. We didn't want to listen to
squawking baby magpies at 5 o'clock
in the morning all summer so we ripped
out their nest five times. They just
continued to rebuild hours later.
Finally wrapped the tree with deer
netting and they moved a few houses
down the street. We are over populated
with magpies in the neighborhood; they
raid songbird nests and eat the eggs or
newly hatched babies. Robins, meadowlarks,
and other songbirds aren't as numerous
as they once were in our area.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
watercolor 8.5" x 11"
A quick painting of my grandaughter
to work out colors and try out a sketch
book that I bought last winter.
The sketchbook is by Pentalic,
Beaverton, OR, has 50 shts. of
130 lb. paper that is between
HP and CP surface and cost me
under $8.00. Great for watercolor.