Entries in pastel (7)
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Santa mail was always so exciting for my children to get when they were little.
Been looking a lot at Vivienne Flesher lately. She seems to be bringing me around full circle. For years I worked in pastel. Feels like home. Maybe more with this approach.
Watercolor studies. A variation of the upside down house (Watercolor and gouache with non-toxic Gioconda soft pastel pencils.)This done on very portable spiral-bound Strathmore 400 Series Field Watercolor cold press sketchpad which alternates 140lb. wc paper with 60 lb sketch (15 sheets each) for on (and off) location studies. This is 10 x7. Also comes 11 x 14 and you can get here. For outdoors, this pairs nicely with Schmincke watercolor set although pricey it comes with brush, 12 colors and 2 palettes for mixing.
"The wiring in Jake's house was mysteriously flawed."
Starting a series of illustrations with (Rembrandt) pastels....
The setting: Pharsalia, NY
a village in Chenango County NY.
The town received its first settler in 1797. Pharsalia was founded from part of the Town of Norwich in 1806, but was then called the "Town of Stonington." In 1808, the town was renamed "Pharsalia."
Speaking of wise....a quick pastel study I did of a great horned owl from a natural history collection at a local museum.
An interview with Lena Corwin on Etsy and directions for a lovely stenciled chest of drawers....
The theme over at Illustration Friday this week is "Wise". Illustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels.
"He had that kind of old soul look...like he was wiser than his years."