Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 16th Pastel Class

This was the first class held in the newly renovated "Stone House" in Bentonsport, IA.  There's still some work being done to the building but we had Fantastic lighting to work from and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Paintings were created by doing a watercolor underpainting and layered pastels over it. I look forward to hosting more pastel workshops at this location.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Something I've been working on......

12"x9" Soft Pastel

I thought it would be nice to share  what I've been working on lately.  Commissions....Yea :D  They support my need for visually creating  & love for buying art supplies. ( When I think "shopping" it's not for clothes...it's brushes, paint, pastels, oh my!   .....oh....can't forget Chocolate :D)

  This is #3 out of 3 in a series of pastel portraits I've been creating for a couple that live in the Central part of Iowa. 

There are still a few small tweaks (strokes - blending) that need to be done to this work before I call it finished.  Overall, I'm pleased with the likeness.