Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

To celebrate Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, here is my painting of family love.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chinese Fishermen

I'm posting this to celebrate the year of figure drawing we just completed. I'm proud of those who stayed with it. and I'm proud of the curriculum. I will do it again, but not for awhile. First, I'll see how it shows in the work of my students.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Portrait of James

Beginning the underpainting with two yellows. I like to use primaries in layers as I study the subject and the color. Yellow is easiest to start with since it is a the lightest in value. Then red, then blue.

I do an underpainting in pigment dispersions. To find out more about this pigment preparation, go to Guerra Pigments.
When the underpainting is dry, I continue with pastels

with some pastel marks

James, 22"x 17" pastels with pure pigment underpainting, on my sandpaper.