Wednesday, February 29, 2012

STILL NEEDS MORE

It's now time to start working in the small detail stuff!

Monday, February 27, 2012

MORE PASTEL HOURS

I spent quite a few more hours on the new pastel. Now at the point where it needs much more color and detail. I am also filming some of the process so I can put together a small video.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

PASTEL YES - LINOCUT NO

I took the easy path yesterday. Started work on the wolf pastel while the linocut still sits feeling neglected. I was able to block in the base coat of the pastel with Gouache and soft pastel sticks. Also a little detail for the yellow flowers.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

STARTING TWO NEW PROJECTS

This weekend I'm going to try and start a linocut that I drew out a while ago and then put aside until I felt ambitious. Also a new pastel from a great wolf photograph I saw on the internet. Big plans...just need to follow through!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

THOMAS SHAHAN

Stumbled upon a great little video posted by printmaker Thomas Shahan. The video gives a small history of relief printmaking and then a demo of the artist working on one of his prints. The detail he is able to get from the wood carving is fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLIFCUSECNI

Monday, February 13, 2012

THAT WAS FUN!

Finished the new pastel over the last few days. I enjoy this medium so much more than my trials and tribulations with watercolor. With pastels and acrylics I seem to be able to work past of fix mistakes. Watercolor, for me. is very unforgiving!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ANOTHER START

Baseball practice has started so I can't seem to find much time downstairs with my art. Thinking another pastel will be the easiest for me to work on. Watercolor is too frustrating and lino or woodblock too time consuming.

Monday, February 6, 2012

ANOTHER FOR THE "DIDN'T MAKE IT" STACK

Luckily, not a lot of time spent on this watercolor (maybe that's the problem). I really need to come up with a plan and then work it through on one of these!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

PASTEL RETURN

Finished wolf pastel that I started a few weeks ago.


"Art is either plagiarism or revolution"
~Paul Gauguin~