Saturday, June 9, 2012

Island in a Sea of Grass II

The finished version is just a little different. I added some leafy plants in the foreground.
 Working out some issues with pastel. Using them like paint sticks. Making marks, underpainting, layering colors, in other words, having a good time. Not finished yet.  12x18in pastel on Wallis paper  

Evening Chimes

  This is a little warm up drawing I did quickly because I wanted to play around with a blue sky.  9x12in pastel   


 The view from Ampersand Mt. I was attracted to the pools of water on the mountaintop echoing the shapes of the lakes in the distance as well as the painted blazes leading you into the picture. But most of all,How do you draw that incredible granite texture?  16x20in pastel