8/3/09

Mt. Tabor Firs, 12x9

"Tabor Firs" 9x12" Pastel on sanded paper Sold

The final day of the Mt. Tabor Celebration was another hot one, reaching temps around 100 degrees. My friend Gretha Lindwood and I demonstrated pastel painting over by the artist's tent. Above is my piece from the demo on Sunday and I'm really liking the final results.
I began with a bright orange under painting of pastel and turpenoid. Then blocking in cool and warm colors, I built up the composition and finished off with minor details of branches and highlights on the ground.

This paint out was organized by artist Shawn Demarest and hosted by Muse Art & Design. For such a grass roots beginning, they did a great job and I think this will be a new event to attend in the years to come. What started out to be a small 2-day paint out, ended up to be a gathering of around 40 plein air artists during the entire week. I sincerely appreciate the effort Shawn put into this idea and making it happen with such grace.

2 comments:

loriann said...

Mmmmmmmmm nice. i especially like the top one. I think it is because of the light on the end point of the road...mystery and invitation.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

I went on Sunday and even thought it was hot, hot, hot, I really enjoyed the wonderful collection of pastels and paintings.

A great job done by all and I hope to see it continue.

Susan
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