Friday, March 11, 2011

Playing with Color and Lines ...Canyons and Ravens


top 'Canyon Country' 8x10 pastel
bottom 'Mr. Raven' 8x10 pastel
Here is something different for me! If you've been following my blog you know that my pastel class has been working on trying out different strokes/methods for applying pastels. We've done linear painting, paintings done with thick side strokes, and paintings in which we used extensive surface blending. This week we will finish this unit by trying to combine all three in a single painting. I thought it would be fun if we tried a bold and graphic approach to our paintings doing the initial drawing with charcoal. Then we can concentrate on finishing the painting using different types of strokes....kind of like being a kid and coloring! What fun this was! I can't wait to try some more.

3 comments:

shelleymhouse said...

These colors make me smile. Fabulous, Karen!

Susannah said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! Is there NOTHING you can't do? Let me answer my own question. NO! You are an artist. No matter WHAT you do it's always and will forever be ART. I'd frame your grocery list!

Susannah

Karen said...

Thanks Shelley and Susannah. These were so much fun and I just did three more today. I love playing with new techniques!