Friday, April 01, 2011

Monochromatic Landscape

'Fields of Gold' 8x10 pastel
This painting was a demo for my class this past weekend. We discussed color and started with doing a monochromatic painting from a black and white photo. I chose a color I don't use very much except when I paint sunflowers....but I really do like yellow. I especially love yellow skies for some reason. We also did an analogous painting from the same photo and I will post that one next. Next week we will be exploring Triadic color schemes and I have a fun exercise for that one which I will share soon!

9 comments:

Dottie Hoeschen said...

Another beautiful piece! And I just looked at your "about me" info and saw you are in Marietta, GA. That's where I grew up! Family is still there. Do I know you??

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love yellow skies, too! What a great demo.

Mary Pyche said...

This is beautiful. I sent it on to some of my friends.

Mary Pyche said...

I receive your blog in my inbox and there wasn't information about a price for the person who might want to purchase this work.

David Patterson said...

Wow Karen, these deep colors are really different for you. Beautiful job!!

Karen said...

Hi Dottie! Nice to meet you. I have been in Marietta for 23 years. I'd love to meet you next time you are in town!

Karen said...

Thanks Kelley!

Karen said...

Hi David,
Thank you!! I love teaching because I get to try out so many different things when I prepare for class!

hmuxo said...

This is an excellent pastel...