Friday, January 26, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Whether it's one day or one week in Paris, Montmartre is my top personal pick.
Of all the neighborhoods of Paris, Montmartre offers me endless possibilities. This sketch was inspired by the moody paintings of Maurice Utrillo. All his life, he painted scenes of Montmartre, where he lived. A torture artist, brushes & canvases helped him to overcome the struggle of daily life. Head over to my instagram, to see more Paris sketches.
|The church of St Pierre is on top of Paris, behind the famous Sacre Coeur.|
Thursday, November 30, 2017
From bleakness to monochromatic tonal landscape. Experimenting with color harmonies thru the creative use of pastel.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
I know the light is going to hit the back, before it shifts. So I start off by applying a wash of luminous yellow green for the underpainting. The flowers in the front are in the shade, I have plenty of time to work on the foreground.
This #3 Kolinsky sable brush is just right for the flickering leaves.
The difficult part is to see if I can create just the right balance of lights & darks from the setting sun.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Getting out my Paris souvenir for this humble Marigold. I've been painting florals with watercolor for so long, I thought I would experiment with oil pastel on canvas paper.
I love how the texture of the paper ia affecting the feel of the petals. The tip of the oil pastel is just right for indicating the green leaves.
|I love happy accidents!|