Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello everyone. I am sorry I have not been around for a while, I have had tennis elbow and as painting really aggravated it, I had to stop for a while and have acupuncture treatments.

I decided to do a pastel of flowers in the abstract technique I did with my fish a few weeks ago, only this time (instead of acrylics) I used pastel.

Always a challenge to stay clean and not overload the velour paper, so here goes a step by step demo.

I began with a series of colorful and free strokes on white velour paper.
I then moved to draw a sketchy charcoal floral image over the top of these marks.
My next move is to develop the background with negative painting, making the flowers take some focus.

2 comments: said...

Janine comments via e/mail:

Fun stuff ! Thanks for the demo.

Janine said...

You are so welcome Janine, thanks for visiting.