Monday, June 30, 2008

12 x 20 inch pastel "In the Forest"

This painting is quite a departure from my usual style. I wanted to experiment with color on the suedeboard. This is a stylized interpretation of a photo that was taken on one of my weekly hikes up Cobble Hill Mountain. Thanks Robin for the photo!

Friday, June 27, 2008

9 x 12 inch pastel "Wolf pair"

I did this painting while away on vacation in Narrows Inlet on the sunshine coast of British Columbia. Had a wonderful time in the great outdoors but i did find time to paint as well. This is done on suede matboard in soft pastel.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

11 x 15 inch pastel "Dancer"

This is another painting on the suede board. This was done rather quickly as a study for a larger painting that I would like to do on black suede. There are a few things that I need to adjust for the larger painting, so this was a good practice for me.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

11 x 12 inch pastel "Marbles"

This is another attempt at still life on the suedeboard. I found this one to be very challenging, mainly because it was hard to get good detail on the suede. Anyway it was a learning experience.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

9 x 12 inch pastel "Ballet Slippers"

I am falling in love with my pastels again after briefly switching to acrylic. I like acrylic, but I really LOVE pastels. I can't seem to stop painting! I have so many ideas for paintings that I only wish I had more time! O well, someday I will be retired from working!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

10 x 11 inch pastel Koi Fish

It has been a very productive weekend for me with the two paintings I have completed. This is a first for me and something that I have wanted to try for a long time. Again it is done on suede matboard in soft pastel.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

24 x 24 inch pastel "Water Lily"

This is another pastel done on suedeboard. It is a lot larger than I usually work in pastel so I found it quite challenging especially since it is done on suedeboard. It was hard to cover that much space with the pastel but I think it turned out ok. It is a lot brighter in RL since I was photographing it at night and the colors seem a little dull.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

11 x 12 inch pastel "Young Girl"

This is another attempt at portraiture, again done on suede matboard. This has been really fun for me trying new subjects lately. Each painting is a learning experience.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

8 x 10 inch pastel "Egyptian Man"

This is a second attempt at portraits in pastel. This reference photo came from Thanks very much to the contributor. I loved the character in the face and really wanted to give it a try. This is done on suede matboard in mostly soft pastel with some pastel pencils.