I am working on a two week pastel painting, a demo for my Tuesday night class. I will finish it up next week, but here are some in-progress images… Note that I am keeping as loose as possible, with overlapping edges that I can refine as needed. Symmetrical objects like vase usually need tweaking near … Read more
This is me, demonstrating still life painting for a most gracious group of artists in Pleasant Hill, the Las Juntas Artist Association. This is the second time I painted in front of this group… The first time, five years or so ago, I did an burnt umber underpainting and partial grisaille of a teapot … Read more
I decided to use up some of the black paper left after I have used all of the lovely gray in my Strathmore pad… Mind bender! Many artists used toned paper or canvas, something in a middle tone. I prefer that myself… Lets me work in the darks and the lights, and the value of … Read more
Friday afternoon at Civic Arts Ed, about 75 minute pastel drawing of Pigeon, limited palette.
Nice little drawing session tonight at Lafayette Studio. It was our first time working with Miguel. Got some good gestures, a 20 minute pose, then 1 1/2 hours to work on a pastel portrait… Borden & Riley gray pastel paper, charcoal and soft pastels ( Rembrandt, Nupastel, Blick and Daler Rowney)
Third sitting with Lorraine posing as Madame X, at Lafayette Studio, one more to go! Second sitting: First sitting:
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, although here in California it may be hard to believe! Coming off of a triple digit weekend, the forecast is for mid nineties through Sunday, and finally reaching some beautiful 80’s next week. Beautiful plein air weather is coming up…! My house and studio will be undergoing transformation … Read more
I am beginning a 3 week break on Monday, at least a break from teaching! Getting bids and prepping my house to get it repainted (no, I am not painting it myself). By mid September I hope to have my lovely but disheveled bungalow tricked out in fresh color! Not only that, I am taking … Read more
Opened up my summer catalog and found a good reproduction of my acrylic gestural painting of Anton…. nice! Summer classes are online at Civic Arts Education…. Lafayette Studio summer session will be online soon, and I will update my class info on this website….. soon!
I thought I would share my demos and artworks created during a typical week in my classes and open studios…. Rough and unfinished! Monday afternoon at Lafayette Studio, Chasing Nicolaides…. Modelled drawing in ink. Tuesday afternoon at Civic Arts, Painting the Still Life in Color and Light… Grisaille underpainting in chalk pastel Tuesday … Read more