Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Crystal Springs Experiment, 8x10 inches, pastel, available.

I experimented with a new substrate for this painting... It is a pumice gesso painted onto masonite. The texture is far to rough to take a definitive line, hence the interesting foggy look of the painting. The rough texture of the substrate helps the warm undertone to shine through. I am undecided about the effect. I am planning on trying a few more, maybe thinning the gesso so that it does not have such a strong texture.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Crystal Springs Morning, 3.5x3.5 inches, pastel, available.

I find that working small helps me to abstract the landscape, and focus on the quality of light rather than careful detail.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Morning Lake, 10x10 inches, pastel, available.

Early Morning is a special time to paint, especially reflections that are still because the fresh air is unruffled by the day's wind.