Monday, April 23, 2012

Fun With Collage

Blue Belle; Watercolor Pencil Under-painting; Collage 2012

When I began these collage's which were a set of symmetrical and asymmetrical designs, I had no idea that I would have so much fun.  I think that it is obvious that the collage is much more interesting than the under-painting. The under-painting is important as both a plan, and as filler in case there are little bits of the background which may show when the collage is added.
Cool Violet, Watercolor Pencil Under-painting; Collage 2012

After finishing I decided to try my hand at creating text collage which is shown below.  I am in progress of completing several more before I move on to something else. 
Middle, Acrylic and Text 2012

Gee, Acrylic and Text 2012
Dreams, Acrylic and Text 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Drawing for Painters

Draw, draw and draw some more is the advice that most painters give for improving their painting.  A wonderful way to draw from both photographs and from life is drawing with pastels.    The following pastels are from photographs and then pleinaire from life  as practice demonstrations done over the past week.



Value Study,      Pastel Drawing, 4/6/12

Value Study,      Pastel Drawing, 4/6/12