Friday, July 19, 2013

Colorful Cactus

"Colorful Cactus"
oil pastel on paper
6" x 9"
available here

A little vibrant Southwest painting, based on photos I took in Tubac, Arizona this spring...

reference photo

This was a fun one, playing with shapes and color. Painted on Sabretooth blue paper in oil pastels. Below is the Nupastel underpainting, after an alcohol wash was applied.

Thank you for reading, stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sedona Trail

"Sedona Trail"
oil pastel on paper
5" x 6.5"
available here

A quick little study based on some photos I took to Arizona this Spring.  I'd like to try this one in a larger size, I couldn't get much detail in the rock formations in the distance.

Painted on UART 400 with oil pastels, using Nupastel and alcohol wash underpainting. (see below)

Stay tuned! I'm working on some cacti, too!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tiger - Pet Portrait

oil pastel on paper
8" x 10"

This sweet puppy is headed to one of my favorite clients, who will be sending it to friends in Taiwan!

Painted using oil pastels over water soluble pastels.  See progress pictures below:

I'll be catching up on the blog for the next few months, posting updates to finished commissions and new works.  I've been painting much less during my pregnancy and am getting back in the swing of things.  Trying to get more work done now that I am feeling better... lots to do before Baby Bryant comes in October!

Stay tuned, and thank you for reading!

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