12/8/16

A Lite Meal, 9x12

I am really enjoying teaching pastel. I think it's because my demos are much more looser than a long term studio piece that I tend to grovel over. Having a crowd behind me makes me work faster, with pure intension.  Here is a piece on watercolor underpainting.

I started out with a sketch. I had to use a blue hard pastel because it was the only midtone value I had in a hard pastel. Funny though, as it seemed to resist the watercolors.

Blocking in the values

Added in the light values and midtones. I tried not to overwork the details 
because they can easily kill a piece.

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