Sunday, December 29, 2013

Awe 12-29-13

I have worked on Awe this week, all day on Christmas, and part of the day on the following day. I am still not happy with parts of it, but I was able to get the violin strings in, using a 20 zero liner and some artists' tape. It was a nerve wracking exercise! This painting seems like an endless project, as there is still more work to do on it, and I must admit I am getting tired of looking at it. I paint one thing and run immediately into value problems, and then have to go back and repaint it the next day. My picture is not a very accurate representation of the painting, but you get the idea.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lemons to Lemonade

Lemons to Lemonade         8.5 x 8.5        Pastel on Wallis

This was a little pastel I did as a demonstration in my Saturday morning class and then some more in my studio. It was fun, and I have not done a pastel in a long time! I forgot how nice it is to work in juicy thick pigment.