Progress report of my current work in progress. This one is a portrait.
Updated 10/18/19 to include the finished painting.
Ideas, thumbnails, experiments and everything else that one puts in a sketchbook.
For my latest soft pastel piece for The Pastel Place, I used a reference photo from Unsplash by Remi Baudouin. (Thank you, Remi!) The objective was to explore color using only the three primaries, brown and white. The exercises covered color mixing, complementary colors, temperature and value. Rather than work on each exercise, I combined […]
The media I have been working in – graphite and watercolor – is starting to feel confining. I’m not getting the results that feel true to me. I dabbled with other mediums (see Inktober, Kendyll Hillegas’s mixed media method). I still wasn’t getting the effect I was after, though. Enter pastels. I had a couple […]
I love the look of Old Master drawings and as I was researching “classical drawing” I came across the Conte Sepia pencil on a supply list. (Search “Juliette Aristides supply list or click here.) This pencil is somewhere in between a pastel pencil and a charcoal pencil, leaning more towards the former. Maybe it is […]