Kind of muted, this feels now. I like it. This one was made for a specific place; maybe that has something to do with it.
I am feeling like I am gaining ground with my abstractions.This is the most recent. I look forward to starting the next one.
I do my drawing flat, on a table, and allow myself plenty of room to move around. Eventually I move to an easel, and finish the piece vertically, in the way it will hang.
Combing pastel and oil on canvas gives two totally different textures a chance to compliment each other. I’ve been enjoying exploring the combination.
I see this painting being more influenced by my landscape studies than the other recent works on canvas. A subconscious landscape.
This piece is even more textural in real life. Exuberant even.
This is among my first forays into the combination of pastel and oil paint. I am now deep into this series, and loving it. I look forward to sharing these works together.
Drawn during a cold spell (it didn’t get over freezing for several weeks). I draw these pastel abstractions laying flat on a table, and work without declaring a top or bottom until very near the end of the process, when I shift the canvas to an easel for the final touches.
This is one of three landscapes on canvas I did in the fall of 2012. Each was a different size, and I did them one a day over a three day period. Shortly after these were drawn Winter hit Ohio hard, and I haven’t yet done an outdoor landscape in 2013 (as of 4-6-2013).