August, 2011

Almost Daily Sketches

Three more sketches to show.  Hurricane TV watching made sketching in my 5X8 sketchbook easy.

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Summer Shore Once More

I know I declared the last painting below as a finished painting…..should have known better.   It’s not uncommon for me to see things I wished I had done differently after I’ve lived with a painting for awhile.  I realized that the emptiness at the bottom of the scene, although intentional, was just a little too empty for the rest of the picture.  So, I’ve added color and some rocks, etc. to satisfy my “itch to change”.   See what you think.

Summer Shore

The following is a series of pictures showing my process in painting a shoreline in Pastel.  It is 9X12 on Canson paper using primarily Unisons. Ludwigs, Rembrandt and Sennilier.

I lightly drew the large masses with a pale yellow pastel pencil  on the dark blue paper.

I had a great time working with the clouds in the sky. Just the basic background now on the cliff.

Gentle waves and some wild plants to add interest.

Just another day on the beautiful California coastline.   Enjoy!


Yellow Trees in Pastel

Just a quickie to get back into the pastel mode.  8-1/2 X 10/12 using mostly Unisons on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.  Enjoy!

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Afternoon Shadows

Well, it’s been a long time since I got down to business (and fun).  Between traveling, family and pet illnesses, I’ve not been feeling much like painting.  Hopefully, all will be well and I can get back to what I love.   This is an 8-1/2 X 11X1/2 pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes paper using primarily Unisons, Ludwigs and a some I’m not sure about.


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