Friday, May 25, 2012

Tiger Lilies

Yesterday I enjoyed a fun filled day at a mini-workshop given by my best bud and mentor Rae Andrews.  We had so much fun slinging paint.  I got a good start on this but didn't finish it until late this afternoon.  It's a watercolor consisting mostly of negative painting, leaving lots of the white paper and drawing with charcoal pencils.  I got so much enjoyment out of doing this.  It looks very easy and freeing but in reality it will strain your brain big time trying to accomplish!  Thanks Rae!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunflower III

This latest sunflower is done on velour pastel paper.  The surface is so rich and holds the brightness of the pastels very well.  I've definitely been in a pastel mood lately.  This is the second of four recent paintings done in pastel.  I've worn my sticks down to nubs now and need to go shopping!