Based on my own photo studies I edit and scratch, suggest and smear soft pastel into a toned sandy surface. I try to stay accurate as to skylines (it's not Everest) but take lots of liberties as to how I apply the pigment. The sites of these two scenes are only a couple of miles apart. Chapel Pond is at the base of Giant. What is in the foreground is a golf course at the Ausable Club.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
I drove through Loch Raven reservoir last tues. just as the sun was setting. It was below freezing temp but since the day was clear there was incredible light raking from behind. This piece is unfinished. What I wantto show was the bright yellow light cast on the opposite shore. 16x20in pastel
Monday, January 12, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I had Christmas Eve dinner with the family at the Severn Inn on the river just below the Naval Academy Bridge in Annapolis. I remember eating crabs there as a boy many years ago. what's left of the old marina is in the foreground. I was bowled over by the lights shining through the fog. I took a few shots and from them did a large charcoal, 22x30in.
I started with a toned charcoal surface and used an eraser to create the whites and tones. I blended with fingers , rubbed out and redrew many times.
It was accepted in the MfA Gallery show in Annapolis and is hanging there now till the 24th .