Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Humpty Repeat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween!



"Humpty Repeat"
9" x 12"
Pastel on LaCarte
Beemanm@optimum.net
Detail:
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

High Perch

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"High Perch"
Pastel on LaCarte
5"x 7"
Beemanm@optimum.net
 Detail
 




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CAG Still Life Demo's

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A couple more still life demo's from the CAG workshop last weekend. For the "Blue Jar" I used gouache as an under painting on Wallis paper. The "Vase" is another example of working from large to small shapes on a smoother paper.

"Blue Jar"
5" x 7"
Pastel on Wallis
beemanm@optimum.net

"Vase"
6" x 6"
Pastel on Canson

Monday, October 22, 2012

CAG workshop


Monday, October 22, 2012
The Cheyenne Art Guild hosted my workshop this past weekend. A special thanks to Gail Watford and Nini Simon-Laycock for setting it up. It was a lot of fun!

Cheyenne Art Guild


Here's a couple of my demo's from the CAG workshop showing the process of working from large to small shapes.

"Old Man"
Pastel on Canson
7" x 10"

"Chickadee"
5" x 7"
Pastel on textured panel
beemanm@optimum.net

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pretty Boy

 Thursday, October 18, 2012
Included in today's post is a small demo on the process I used for painting "Pretty Boy". The support I used is gatorboard with a sand colorfix primer.

 "Pretty Boy"
5" x 7"
pastel
Beemanm@optimum.net


 Detail;


I started with a general sketch of Pretty Boy...keeping it simple, not a lot of detail, just enough to indicate where the placement will be.


 Here I used a set of opaque gouache.


I blocked in a little color to indicate major shapes.


I began to redefine the outline.

 Next, I started to block in with the pastels, beginning with the eye and beak wanting to get this placement right.


I decided not to use some of the background color I initially laid in but instead to glaze a little color over it, maybe letting some of the gouache show through . Also,I started to develop the breast, legs and tail.


 I did a little more work on the background , rendered the eye ring, and adjusted the lights on the head and breast.

Palette

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Easy Chair

 Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This was a demo I did at the Sagebrush Community Arts Center this past weekend, using gouache on a textured surface for the pastel.

"Easy Chair"
6" x 6"
Pastel
Beemanm@optimum.net

Detail









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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pastel Workshop

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan, WY hosted my pastel workshop this past weekend. I enjoyed reconnecting with some old friends and meeting new ones...we had a great time!


Sagebrush Community Art Center
 Sheridan Wyoming




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feathered Friend

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Feathered Friend"
6" x 6"
Pastel
Beemanm@optimum.net


Detail