Last night I attended a demonstration at Bolton Art Circle by Paul Pigram - Pastel artist
He showed us his approach to creating a beautiful landscape: A river meandering towards a distant lake with background mountains and a stunning sky.
I learnt to push the pastels to create the texture in the paiting e.g. upwards where there are grasses and round to create the clouds. He blocked in first and then created the details ( using pastel pencils for the finer work). Finally constant adjustmen... Continue reading...
I'm having a go at the lastest painting project on the about.com painting site - Abstracted Landsapes. Here's the landscape I'm having a go at.
At the moment my painting feels more naieve than abstract but I shall persist. I'm also using a set of inktense bars and pencils purchased earlier this year. I may as well experiment with the media as well as the subject.
I finished the commission painting Five Golden Butterflies. I delivered it to the buyer today who is very happy with it, after the initial disappointment of missing out on Golden Trio - that had already sold a few days earlier.
CATching the Lamplight is based on a photo taken several years ago replacing me with the cat at the front. There was also a stone wall to remove so some artictic licence and creativity has come into play.