Sunday, November 23, 2008

Temple Sunset, 11 x 16 inches, pastel.

This painting is a study for a larger commission I might be doing soon. The photo of the painting contains some glare caught in the paint--I shall have to re-photograph it before I email it off to the patroness!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Light on Water III

Light on Water III, 18 x 18 inches, pastel.

And one more... These paintings are enjoyable to paint because the pastels shimmer when you put close shades of color strokes right next to one another.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Light on Water II

Light on Water II, 18 x 18 inches, pastel.

Here is another water, impressionist painting. In these paintings, I can see the rhythm of the music I listened while doing each painting. Is this an abstract or just a detail of a larger impressionist landscape that I have not made yet?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monet in Pastels

Light on Water I, 18 x 18 inches, pastel.

I know I should be oil painting, I just can't help it. Pastels are perfect for getting the impressionist color shimmer that takes sooooo long in oil paints, because one has to keep ones brushes clean and color bright. I have done a set of three of these and may do one or two more.