Friday, September 23, 2016

Pastels and the Complementary Palette

For all the pastelists out there-  Honey Lea Gaydos has translated my three complementary palettes into pastels.  Here is a link to her blog:  Mastering the Mix-Creating Palettes Using Non-Traditional Pastels
 
As you know I first started in oils and then translated the palettes into watercolor. I also did pencil pastels (hoping they would produce less dust) but even though I love pastels, couldn't handle the dust!

Here are a couple of pastel pencils - small of course!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lemons

Yellow on Yellow, 3x5 inches
Yellow on Green, 3x5 inches

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watercolor Tomatoes




Red on Red, 5x3, watercolor on paper
Wish I could say they were from my garden!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How I Finished a Student's Painting

https://youtu.be/Bqcy5gOUeXU


A common mistake made by beginners is not to include enough (or any) dark values.
 I can remember this being the case for myself as well. One of my students was kind enough to be the videographer and let me work on her painting. Hope you enjoy! Comments welcome!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Brooklyn Vase


Got this vase at The Brooklyn Museum gift shop about fifteen years ago and have enjoyed painting it ever since. This is the first time it is appearing alone!
Brooklyn Vase, watercolor on paper, 5x3.5 inches.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Shallots


Saw this shallot at local farm stand and had to paint it! One is on hot pressed paper, one on cold pressed. Both 5x3 inches.