Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lots of Color

This was one of the pastels I did for my abstract online course.

Happy Holidays


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

IPad app

Here's my starting point.  I am throwing a lot of India ink over a pastel painting that got too busy

From there I do this pastel painting.
Anyone know how to get rid of this blue underline?

Now I am using the Ipad app.  I like the version above but am saying "what if I do-----?" so I am trying it on my Ipad.

This is another version.  I like all three.  Guess I just need to get out the paint and do it all again.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pastel Abstract Samples

Pastel Abstract Samples 1
and 2
I am taking an online abstract pastel course.
I must admit it is an absolutely crazy time of the year to take such a course. At the same time it means that no matter how busy I am I do need to find time to work on some of these. 
I love color and I love abstract so here are a couple of the many attempts.
This week I am working on adding more line and what I would call Bente details. I will post some of them latter. It will be interesting to see how it comes across.
To me the point of doing these is to then turn around and use them as starting off points for larger paintings.
Holiday Blessing to all.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Abstract Sketch

Working on a new abstract course.  This is one of the pastel sketches that I did for it.  If you turn your head to the right you can see that it works that way as well.
It was fun to do.