Charcoal, 12 x 9
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Finally got around to trying out the sample sheets of U-Art sanded paper that I got well over a year ago, the U-Art sanded paper is available in 4 different grades: 400, 500, 600, and 800. This is the first sample sheet which is the 800 grit surface, the tooth isn't quite aggressive enough for my style of painting but I think it would work beautifully with Pan Pastels.
Pastel on U-Art, 7 x 5
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Experimenting with different brands of paper to see what will or will not work with willow charcoal (besides paper that is made specifically for charcoal). Having read that 100% rag printmaking paper handles charcoal beautifully and having some Somerset on hand, started this small unfinished 10 x 8 sketch. Willow charcoal does indeed appear to work great on this paper, I'm going to have to try using charcoal on this paper again.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
After visiting Steve McCurry's website and blog, I saw images that I wanted to recreate using a variety of mediums (though most likely with soft pastels). After receiving permission to use his photos images, I started with a sketch of a young girl in Kashmir in an attempt to capture what I saw in her: sorrow, pain, and strength
Pastel on mat board coated w/ gesso and aluminum oxide, 10 x 8
Reference: Photo by Steve McCurry