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Friday, October 29, 2010

Medieval woman in thought

12X9" Pastels on Canson Paper

     My second go at a portrait ala Mike Beeman approach. I am finding that I like working from full darks and layering on the lights over them, as I progress through the painting process. I am still wondering if enough is done with the background.  Took some liberties with the photograph again.
     This photo is also from the collection of Photos from Hans Splinter on flickr, with his permission to use them. Here is a link to his page.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Viking Woman Sewing

12"x9" Pastel on Canson Paper
The original photo was taken by  Hans Splinter, who has kindly allowed me to use it.  This is a link to his Flickr photo account  Flickr Hans S, and a link to the original photo Viking Woman Photo

     This is an update to the first post cleaning up a few bits and pieces.  Added highlights on her face, small change to the mouth and fiddling with her fingers.

Thanks for looking!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Woman Sewing

12"x9" Pastel on Canson paper

    Something different today, a portrait. I needed a break from all the landscapes and I enjoy painting portaits. It took about 3 hours fiddling with it, until now it has the most layers of pastel that will stay on the paper.
   So I stop.  Thanks for looking.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Cottage

12x9 Pastel on black, bumpy Canson

     Another painting this week, I'm plugging right along. I seem to be attracted to high key paintings lately and using black as the support that only makes them...louder. :) I had fun with it though.

     This is another Priesing painting from West Virgina. My brother-in-laws cabin, it faces a small river that floods at bit, so its back from it a bit. Yep that's the outdoor shower..the only shower and they conveniently left gaps in the boards. Hee he, To give us all a thrill I'm told. A few artistic changes from real life. The tree swing would have been off to the left and not seen, and another smaller tree would be right in the middle of the cottage blocking it.
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Church on a Hill

Pastel 12x9 Black Pastel Paper

    Another painting from West Virgina, just around the corner from family.  A beautiful day. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Up RIver

Up River
12"x16" on Colorfix paper.

      I just finished working on another painting from my summer vacation in WV. This is looking up stream past the local swimming hole. On those 100+ days, a natural spring right in the middle was a wonderful surprise. Floating seats and a drink just added the right touch to a hot day.
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