I think I still like the version on white clay best for this one. It just had a softer, more whimsical feel that I think works well for the subject.
But I do like this one too, and it will work better […]
We cut down a big pine tree that was looming in front of our house and starting to degrade… And this year, we have two toads living in holes in the stump.
This is the larger of the two basking in the sun… Or maybe lying in wait for insects.
If you’re […]
I did a similar piece with white clay and pan pastels recently and I was curious to see how it would look with brown (raw sienna Premo).
I did add color to it last night, but I’ll show that once it’s baked and sealed. 🙂
And I’ve also done a fair amount on the studio. I cleared behind the central table, and in front of one of the bookcases.
And I bagged up a couple feet worth of magazines ready to give away.
Dave put together a great […]
Here’s a few Alice’s and Caterpillars (Wonderland Series) that I started during lunch Wednesday (we have a little art group that meets for lunch at work), and antiqued at my new painting station last night.
So how’s the challenge going… Well, I’ve given up the tv rule. An episode or two of anime during dinner doesn’t seem to be hurting so far. 😉
Monday I gave the rooster a coat of matte varnish. Then tonight I came back in with some […]
I finished sculpting on Sunday.
Any suggestions for titles? King of the Roost?
I could have stopped here, given it a dark wash and called it done. I really do like the blue.
But I also wanted to do my original experiment, so I got out the Pan Pastels*.
So, I sculpted on Saturday, but Thursday was an errand night.
I was pretty tired when I got home, so I watched the first part of a video, then finished it on Saturday – Essential techniques for pastel portraits with Alain Picard*.
It still counts for the May challenge – […]
Here it is with the head masses roughed in after another hour or two.
And now that you’ve seen the complementary color underpainting that I did in the pastel workshop, you can probably guess why I’m experimenting and sculpting a blue rooster.
I’m planning on coming in with red, orange, brown and pink over […]
Michele did a wonderfully inspiring demo. She started with an underpainting but then did a 48 stroke painting which took it from roughed out color to 98% finished.
It was a marvelous example of what you can do with deliberate mark making. And how great something can look when it’s still fresh and not […]