Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Small study

A small study done with Art Spectrum soft pastels on illustration board coated with a mixture of gesso and pumice.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Early morning sketch

Nupastel on black mi teintes
limited palette of flesh pink, raw and burnt sienna, and iron blue.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Some recent stuff

A quick rough sketch using Art Spectrum soft pastels on a 9 x 12 inch Ingres paper.

A twenty minute sketch, rembrandts on Newsprint

Trying a different approach to painting with pastels, well, different for me anyhow. Read about one of the techniques Greg Biolchini uses a while back and been meaning to try it and now I finally did. After putting down a layer of pastel, I took a wet brush and pushed it around. Did it for every layer except the last two layers. And I have no idea why I did it on such a small support, hard enough on a large one :D

2.5 x 3.5 inch foam board coated with a mixure of gesso, pumice and raw umber acrylic paint.