I’ve learned that I do a much better job with the framing process if I break it down into small steps. In other words do one step of the process on 3 or 4 paintings on one day and another step on those 3 or 4 on another day until all the steps are done.… Continue reading The Framing Process
I finally finished this today. I think. It’s 11X14 inches.
Incremental progress on the apples painting yesterday. Did a bit more work on the jar and started bringing in middle highlights. I also worked on the stems and leaves. I have also started working out the shadows. I’ve also started a little blending on the apples using the NuPastels. I don’t think this painting will have a… Continue reading Next Steps
This is where I left off the other day. Yesterday I did a little more work on this painting. The first thing was to really figure out where my drawing was off and where the drawing got lost in the underpainting step. The leaves bothered me the most, but I also had a problem with… Continue reading More Apple Pie
Ice started forming on the creek the other day. This is the view from our back deck. Today, while much warmer, it is raining. So, for me it looks like I will be spending a lot more time indoors for the next little while. I do have a challenge out there for all my plein… Continue reading Winter Time
I’m working on a painting, while not too large, is more complex than I originally anticipated. I took the original photo at the Fall Fiber Fest and Dog Trials in Montpelier Station the first weekend in October. In any case, here are the progress shots so far with the first being the working photo and… Continue reading The Border Collie
I’m working on a new pastel with a Border Collie and his owner’s legs. So far I just have it blocked in. My husband is, as usual, puzzled by my block-ins. “Why orange?” he asked, “And what’s with the yellow?” I’ve about given up trying to explain complementary color theory to him. I should probably… Continue reading Where the work happens