I just finished a very successful mixed media workshop, photos and report to come. I love opening up the world of “why not try this?” Into paintings. This morning I opened up the a new world of possibility, and scavenged some old clothes, some really ugly upholstery fabric (turned dull side out), and some random bits of fabric from my sewing box.
I am working on a big commission. I decided it needed more light, more clean color, and more texture. So I made…FABRIC BRUSHSTROKES! I can’t wait to incorporate them into the painting.
If you are in the DALLAS area, I will be at Northaven Garden Center selling my art Dec. 1st.
7″x5″ pastel on sanded paper
Downtown Granada, Spain. So beautiful. The sky really was purple!
7″x5″ pastel on sanded paper with alcohol underpainting
I love the way this underpainting made this grey day colors sing.
30″x22″ pastel on sanded paper
The looking is the hardest part of painting a portrait from life.
How rough and colorful this is might surprise you.
Here is a detail.
18″x12″ charcoal on Canson paper
Life drawing. I drew the whole face; what I was really happy with was the nose!
18″x12″ charcoal on chanson paper
Drawing from life. I started with a gesture, and then found smaller shapes, then shadow shapes…and along cane a face from all those shapes!