9x12, pastel, $200.00
Oh it feels good to get back to pastels. This actually has an under painting in oil, which was fun to incorporate since I love oils. This was done today at a model session and Denise was our beautiful model. I just returned from Portland where i attended a color intensive workshop with Kitty Wallis. It was good stuff. All the things I have been avoiding all rolled up into 4 days. Well not everything. Lots of color value and studies with a hugh push into the world of expressive color. It was great and exhausting. The last day we took it a step farther in that we learned how to mix and make our own pastels. I loved it. Wonderful, wonderful color...I am totally in love and want to make more. There is nothing like mixing a color and then creating values of it in chunks of pastels that I can hold and covet in my hands. Anyway it was a great workshop. Oh and I love Portland Oregon!!! I was ga ga over the atmospheric color and the colors in the changing of the seasons. Sure makes So Cal look like a desert.
I will post some of the things I did there over the next few days. It is still sinking in as it applies to pastels and how it will effect my work in oil. So fun to get new info. I think I was starving.