Sunday, February 27, 2011


12x9, pastel

This is such a Laguna scene.  The palms on the bluff are a landmark to most Southern Californians.  I worked in plein air last week on a very lucky weather day.  It was cold, but warmed up in the afternoon and no rain.  I was out with Kim Lordier during her workshop.  Taking a tray of pastels out and hooking them to an easel is tricky.  I was careful and only dropped one pastel for the three days, now that was pretty good for me.  
Kim is a very strong instructor.  She has you do all the prep value sketches before you pick up a pastel.  There are so many questions I must ask myself before I start.  One of the only ways of answering them is by creating a notan or value pattern sketch.  There is so much information and a clear map of how to proceed. 


Sheila said...

This is gorgeous Dori! Love the way you cropped the scene for a dynamic land/seascape!

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful atmosphere.

carol morgan carmichael said...

I just LOVE this!

Nancy Goldman said...

I really like this Dori. Your colors and sense of atmosphere are wonderful.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Stunning Dori! I bet it really glows in person too.

It was great seeing you yesterday.