Friday, October 29, 2010

Little Brown Jug - Work in Progress

"Little Brown Jug", 9 x 12" pastel on paper, (Work in Progress)

The crabapple trees in front of our new townhome have started losing their leaves, and the apples are everywhere.....but when life hands you crabapples, make a painting!

I still have a few areas to resolve, but hope to finish in the next few days....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Silver Pitcher and Teacup - Finished with Final Title

"Silver Pitcher and Teacup", 10 x 16" Pastel on Paper

Well, it's been a looong time coming, but I think this one is now finished. It started out with appleblossoms, then a dried rose, and today I decided it just needed a little greenery. So out to the rose garden to get a few cuttings.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pitcher and Tea Roses - Work In Progress

This piece is 10" x 10" on Wallis White Sanded Paper using NuPastels, and a few Ludwigs.

Initial Sketch and Blocking of Light and Shadow
At this point the sketch is used mostly for placement
on the paper.

First Layers of Color

More Detail on Pitcher and Blocking in Rose Colors
(Light Sides and Shadow Sides)

This work in progress is to help illustrate moving from non-specific to more specifics and details. I don't paint details until near the end. The next specifics will be the roses, and then the leaves and finally the doily.