Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Marsh" - Pastel - 5x7 - Alchol Underpainting
These are two paintings from the underpainting workshop.   Both were done with an alchol wash.   I have 4 more different underpainting to complete.   Not sure about the watercolor underpainting, but the pastels with alchol wash definitely add color and depth.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

"Marsh" - Pastel with Underpainting - February 2012

These are four of eight pastel papers and underpaintins I tried at a workshop with Karen Margulis on Feburary 19, 2012.    Top left - value underpainting with alchol wash ( I used a deep purple).  Top Right - local color underpainting with alchol wash ( I used the colors that were in the reference photo as under painting).  Bottom left - white pastel paper.   Bottom right - black pastel paper.    The color in the the paintings done with underpainting and alchol wash are richer.   Still want to experiment with this to see how I like it.    We also used watercolr as underpainting.   I've used pastels to finish details on a watercolor but have never used them as underpainting.   I will post the other four when completed.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mark of the Potter - watercolor - November 2011
Just entered this in the Art from the Heart Competition at The Red Cockerill Gallery, Austell, GA.   This scene is at the Mark of the Potter above Clarksville, GA.    This shop features the art of many talented potters.    The view of the water by the old mill is beautiful.   I painted this particular scene about 6 times.  The Art from the Heart Competion  is for "what you love".   I love this place both for the wonderful potters and the great scenery.   Can't wait to go back.   Visit the show at the Red Cockerill Gallery at 2845 Cemetery St., Austell, GA.   The reception is Feburary 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and the show runs from February 11 - 19, 2012.   

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Senoia Farmhouse - On my way to my daughter's house, I took a wrong turn and ended up on a country road and came upon this old farmhouse.   Took a photo and knew it was an image I wanted to paint.   This is a watercolor using just 3 primary colors.   I think I will add some pastel when it dries and try it again in pastel.