Exaggerate the essential; leave the obvious vague. - Vincent van Gogh
Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.
K River - 5
The study sketch, using white pastel pencil on the black gesso ...
... and then adding a little oil paint.
For some reason, I love doing paintings on black.
Like this one, for ex:
Tamarind & Pear
from November 2011 while I was in Wyoming.
6 x 8 inches, oil on black pastel board.
And this one (same size) that sold at my Silverbow Gallery show: