Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pastel sketch of Maggie

Sketch of Maggie, about 12 x 16 inches, pastel.

Some friends and I are sharing the cost of a model about twice/month--this is a sketch that I thought was very nice and even though unfinished captured the sense of the person very well.

Monday, December 01, 2008

In the Marshes

In the Marshes, 18 x 18 inches, pastel.

This painting is an enlargement of a small 5 x 5 oil painting I did a month or two ago. You can see that I am using the speckled technique that I have been intrigued with lately. I like the little flecks of color scattered judiciously over the surface, but worry that I am overdoing it. The foreground of the painting is still unresolved...I am going to leave it up on the wall for a while. Usually a solution suggests itself to me after a few days of gestation.