Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Met many old friends and some new ones.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Pastel on RTX Pastelboard.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
With this mess of poppies taking so long I have no idea. Yes, I like it with Oil pastel. I'm terrified to use spray fixative on it, but I'm going to do it. And?of maybe some Golden varnish too.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Not really... speaking of "progress part". :-) However I think I got an idea... I'm GOING to finish it with Oil pastel (Neo-Pastel from Caran D'Ache) and then try to fix it with caran D'Ache fixative for Oil Pastels. Here we go!.. Something new to try. (Where is my spray after all? I placed my order a week ago!)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Last night worked some more on my painting... Not much. My young bitch schnauzer was about to have her puppies, therefore it was whole night of watching... She finally started this morning and we almost got some sort of normal sleep.
Back to those poppies... I starting truly enjoy that mess of green leaves on this painting, not so much flowers... With all my love to Holbein Oils, I don't think I have the correct red in my set and I'm not up to much of a mixing now... just working with what I have. I'm using just about 9 tubes... I think. And most of the time it is just enough. For this painting I have out black and white paints, two shades of green - light and dark, two shades of red (none is correct red), yellow, brown and blue. Brown and blue are for mixing of dark value. Black - for making it even darker, if needed. The rest is pretty much self-explanatory.
I'm also using brown pastel pencil for sketching and trying to paint by little segments, starting approximately from the middle of board. I don't know what my final composition will be at this point... I sort of trying to keep it flowing free and just go with the flow... this is how it is working the best anyway.
I'm also straggling in between two ideas - leave this work just like it is - in oil, OR finish it with Oil Pastel. Tempting, very tempting! But probably I'll just leave it to be an oil and save myself some glass and spacers.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Missed the second day of workshop, oh well... I still have one more chance to work on my Still Life on the Third Day. Everybody was painting like crazy... Lots of different styles, lots of beautiful paintings... Mine is only half-way done. Will have to finish it later on at my home-studio. Not a problem. Tomorrow we are starting work on Portraits. And... surprise!... My niece Veronika will be on of our models!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
With all those busy days I didn't even mention a fact: 3 of my miniature paintings were published among other meritorious show entries in Richeson 75 "Small Works 2010: show catalog. This full color book is available from Richeson75.com
Monday, August 2, 2010
Yesterday on meeting of our Pastel Society Greg did wonderful little DEMO of his wet/dry technique of painting Still Life.