Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Italian Landscape - pastel

New quarter is here, but I had just one class and left for Prague. Since I knew that I will be traveling I didn't want to start on a still life. I selected a photo, that just grabbed my attention. I felt drawn to the photo and it is amazing how it shows in the painting. It is not finished, but it already has the sunny and peaceful quality I was looking for. I am back to pastel. I have to admit, that I love pastel and even though I am not giving up on the oil. Working with pastel feels so comfortable and familiar. It is great  feeling of just diving into the subject and not having to fight with the media.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bamboo - chinese brush, ink

I will be taking Chinese brush next quarter. My friend Joanne who took the class before did a little demo for me on Tuesday and got me really excited. It is a lot of fun. I practiced a little and just loved the results. It looks like a mess :) I was doing bamboo with leaves. Now I can't wait for the class to start.