Monday, January 21, 2013

Duck in pastels

5"x7" pastel
I painted this scene of this duck earlier in oil and thought I'd try it in pastels now that I'm back in Sarasota.  I left my pastels down here and spend much time working in this medium.  I have missed them and will take them up north this year.   I get bored easily working on the same subjects or with the same medium.  I wish I could settle into one but its just not how I work.  
I painted this on black pastel paper.  The colors of the pastels are so vivid.  I continually go back to the art store to buy more colors.  I'm really liking the very soft pastels.  The pigments lay down so nicely.  They are however more expensive.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


5x7 pastel
Sending some sun and beach scenes to those of you who need warmth in the north.  Arrived in Sarasota, FL the day after Christmas.  Happy New Year!