Friday, November 13, 2009

"Coosa River in the Fall"

Well, all I can say for my first day of plein air painting in a while is that I learned a lot and I need a lot more practice. The scene I painted is a section of the Coosa River in northeast Alabama. There is still some color in the trees. The weather couldn't have been any better. We start painting again at 8 tomorrow morning. Way too early for me, but I will manage.

Oil on canvas panel____9" x 12"

Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Festival Girl"

Another of my recent attempts with pastels for portraits. I'm finding that I really enjoy working with skin tones though trying to find just the right shade of pastel can be daunting. The stick visual color is not necessarily what you expect when you apply it to paper next to other colors. There is a lot of trial and error. Now I want to see what I can do with oils.

Pastel on pastel paper _______ 14" x 11"
Framed _______ $850
Comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Life is Good"

A progress painting in pastel. Looking for a change from landscapes and still life, I attemped a portrait in pastels. This is a work in progress.

Pastel on pastel paper _______14" X 11"

Comments are appreciated.