Friday, September 22, 2006 I realize that when I set up my blog is was to be just for pastel painting but,I've decided to start adding some small oils. This is a monochromatic painting of one of my favorite subjects...Bob!
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 Found this study I did for the painting "The Artist" which was posted sometime in April. Although, I really liked the larger version of this...the smaller ones have a certain quality that I really like. Just thought I would share it!
Monday, September 11, 2005 I've done a couple more studies of Jim today and finally have one that I like...The pastel application and the glazing oc colors is more to what I've been looking for. The painting is on Gray Canson paper with NuPastel, Unsions and Terry Ludwigs. I've also attached a detail of the eyes, nose and mouth area so you can get a closer look at the pastel application.
Thursday, September 7th, 2006 Hopefully I can back to my daily postings...just been too many projects I've been working on. One, has been a committment to working with the quick pose (drawing from a model with poses no longer than 1-4 minutes). My second project has been trying to figure out ways to do pastels of the sketches. I posted one a while back but have been looking something a little different. This quick study is of my brother "Jim" who lives in Yukon, Oklahoma. The time frame on the study was 1 hour and 20 minutes. It's painted on a warm LaCarte support with Terry Ludwigs and Unisions....and a few NuPastels! Still not quite what I was looking for ...may try it again tomorrow!
Mike enjoys painting a variety of subject matter in both pastels and oils. Born in Colorado, raised in England, he has spent the last 43 years in Wyoming. Mike’s work has won several awards in both regional and national exhibits and his paintings hang in private collections around the world. He has been selected three times in the Pastel Journal's Top 100 Annual Competition for his portrait, figurative and still life work. Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Colorado; he is also a member of the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies and the Degas Pastel Society.