From bleakness to monochromatic tonal landscape. Experimenting with color harmonies thru the creative use of pastel.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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!|
Friday, October 6, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Nasturtium seeds were planted in early spring. The best way to paint a botanical is from one's garden!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
There's no shortage of lovely gardens in the Hamptons. East End of Long Island is famous for it's quiet beauty & light. But Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, is truly special. This 2 acres garden is created by artist Rober Dash over a span of 50 years, using the earth as his canvas!
|Hornbeam Bower, six little leaf hornbeam trees that have been trained into a bower in the Dutch manner.|
Dash's remarkable sense of color & the way he inserted accents was unique. He revealed structure that others did not see.
|Love this path formed with sliced telephone poles!|
|Eduard Manet said that mauve is the color of the atmosphere.|
Gingko grove: a sculptural stand of fastigiate gingko & boxwood balls make for a wonderful modernist composition.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
|Gallery in Bridgehampton, LI|