Friday, August 17, 2007

Candle on gold leaf base - pastel

I am still doing pastel color studies for the cloth on my grisaille but I think I like doing cloth now. I was quite pleased with the gold look on the base of the candle.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Peaches and Cloth Study

One of the interesting things about this pastel technique of Michael Newberry, is that it should be done on dark paper and depending the color of the paper the result of course, can be quite different. This one is on burgundy Canson paper but my goal should be to get the cloth quite dark since in my set up for my painting there is no light hitting the cloth. This one is still too light so I will try over another color next time and a different pastel color also.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Peach and Plate WIP

This is not finished yes, it still has some things to correct but I'll post it as a WIP. This is such a wonderful medium to learn color theory with and although I still need more reviewing, I have learned things doing these color studies that I had never thought about before in all of the time I have been using color. Michael Newberry has an incredible sixth sense when it comes to applying the right colored pastel to another, he knows exactly how the color next ot it, will react.