Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rain Cloud Rising

Pastel, 12x9 on UArt

This painting was done as an exercise in values during the Stan Sperlak workshop.  I drew the concept from an experience of watching the summer thunder clouds rise over the marsh.  Before they become great towers, the smaller clouds have already begin to bring rain across the distant hammocks and grass.
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Coming Through the Fog

Pastel, 9x12 on UArt

This painting was done as an exercise in values during the Stan Sperlak workshop.  I drew the concept from an experience on a foggy morning beside a pond near my house.  The pine trees on the near side seemed to be marching out of the fog while the distant trees remained as hints and suggestions in silhouette.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Self Portrait 1 - Exercise

Self Portrait - Pastel 24x18 on Gray Paper

Exercise - first effort

This is my first effort for homework - Kevin Arthur Pastel Portrait Class.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Slice of Light

Pastel, 9x12; Demonstration at Georgia Nick Gallery, 11/12, 13/2016

I painted this view of the salt marsh and estuary as a demonstration of pastels for Georgia Nick Gallery.  A good number of people came by, and we kept the conversation going.
On Sunday, I added a few "touches" and changed the name to emphasize the reason for painting this scene.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Standing Alone

Pastel, 12x9 on UArt

Using the view of a pond near my home as my inspiration, this is an impression of a singular pine that dominates the corner.  In the early morning, it stands apart from the rest of the trees showing its colors with pride.

Palms in the Morning

Pastel, 9x12 on UArt

I am always inspired by views of the salt marsh in the early morning.  The gold and pink of the sky washes the grass with color and paints reflections in the water.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Pine, First Light

Pastel, 12x9 - Timed Study

For this view of a pine tree that stands alone on the pond, I selected the view in the early morning as the first rays of sun light begin to paint the trees.  The foreground is in bright light, but the distance still lies in mist and shadows.
This was done as a timed exercise - 20 pieces of pastel for 40 minutes.  When the timer went off, I stopped.  I think it works for this piece. 
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