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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stormy Dunes

Stormy Dunes 9x12" Pastel on colorfix paper

     This is painting done off the small sketch study that I did recently. The sky was given some colors and the bushes turned into grass clumps. I enjoyed painting this one and spent some time trying to get the shallow water/beach edge to read right. Footprints were added for some interest up close.

     After painting this one I think that I will paint another in a larger format, perhaps I will be daring and go for 16x20".

Thanks for looking as always.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blowing in the Wind

Blowing in the Wind
9x12" Pastels on Canson

Something different this week. I decided in honor of spring, I would paint some flowers. This is from a reference photo, as they bloom later in the summer.

9x12" Pastel on Canson

      Both of these were painted while I was helping out a friend at his laundry mat on Thursday and Friday.   I'm getting a little more comfortable with people watching while I'm painting, which is why I bring along my setup.  It's still weird though.  The painting I did a week ago ended up in the trash bin when I got was that bad.
thanks for looking!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

afternoon at the sea

5x7 Pastel on colorfix paper

Another ocean sketch, this one not so much about the water. I think that I will paint another of this larger and get more detailed variations in the sands, and work out some different placement of the grass clumps on the left side. This photo doesn't show the difference on highlights on the left dunes.
thanks for looking :)
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