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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Touch of Gray


Making myself do a thumbnail sketch and a value under-painting is really worthwhile. Take a look at the process I used to create the painting below...
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 Here is the reference photo. It was a beautiful sunset, but the camera didn't really capture the feeling


I did a quick sketch eliminating some trees that I thought weren't important in the composition.

Next, the charcoal value under-painting sets the stage and reminds me where I want to go.


"A Touch of Gray", pastel, 6x6"

My students used this process last week to begin a still life painting. 
Everyone is progressing very nicely!

Linda W. sent this link to see the wonderful Matisse exhibit that is closing today at MOMA. Enjoy!!

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