Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pastel Pear Sketch

5x7, Pastel on Ambersand's Pastel Board


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

apple pastel

The porch warmed up today, so I grabbed some pastels and an apple to see what could be done after the kids finally got to sleep.

Here's the set up . . . and my underpainting done in Conté hard pastels, mostly earth tones.

First layer of soft pastel color . . . 

After a another layer of soft color and a couple of details with the Conté crayons.
5x7, pastel on Ampersand Pastel Board. Sold.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

quick sunsets

Here's a couple of quick sketches from the evening of Dec. 30. I brought some pastels to play with up the hill behind the Clark Art Institute and managed to make some impressions just as the sun was setting behind the nearby hills. Both these are 12 or so inches wide on grey toned paper. Shown here in chronological order.