Showing posts from February 18, 2018

So You Better Get Ready

When you are painting from a memory it can be hard to get the colors and values right. My memory of a wet and muddy dirt road near my old home finally gelled for me just before my class today. What a blessing!

This is the same road from the last two paintings in this series, "Put on Your Walking Shoes".

I can't get the song out of my head!

Who knows where inspiration will come from? We just have to be ready to say "yes" to it!

Get those pastels out and PLAY!

Landscape Journey

I am enjoying this series of imaginary landscapes. A song we sung in choir recently, "Put on Your Travelin' Shoes" inspired the titles.


"Put on Your Travelin' Shoes"

I am trying to learn to do better landscapes and painting a "sky hole" was the challenge of the day. I started with this ground  of a soft umber and sketched in the big shapes. I blocked in the basic hues and values using Nupastel.

Painting in the sky holes makes it come alive. I used Richeson pastels mostly. I wanted to try my new set created by  Desmond O'Hagen. Had to get a few colors from my big set, but I think I might be on the right track.
Hope you are playing with your pastels! Judy