Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow Day in the Studio

Today we got 6-8 inches of snow, so I stayed in all day and finally got back into the studio. I wanted to play around with some square compositions, so I cropped some of my photographs and did some thumbnail sketches.

I liked the last column the best. The others have possibilities except column number 2 from the left which just didn't work well.

I decided to try using a Richeson pastel board for the first painting. I felt I had to get a fairly thick layer of pastel on the surface before it cooperated. Not sure I'd use that product again. Process shots below:

I got more fiddly than I wanted - I wanted it to be a bit more graphic and loose. Maybe next time!