Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spare Moment

One of many reference pictures that I have..this one is of a man enjoying Gramercy Park, NYC on a sunny and brisk afternoon... maybe on his break?  but his expression caught my eye and thought it would make a nice pastel portrait...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

China Doll

Some little girls needs to be photographed.  This little girl was in the Bronx Zoo a few years ago looking at all the animals.  She didn't take her eyes off of them for one moment.. you wonder what they're thinking about!.  At that moment, I photographed her for a future pastel painting!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Yosemite - once again

I painted this awhile ago but I wanted to paint it again.. not only because it was a beautiful place that I visited many times, but last time I used canson paper... this time I used sanded paper... putting all my values down first with pastels and then I applied an alcohol wash.. it came out looking like an oil painting.  After it dried, I used my pastels finishing my painting as I always do.  I enjoyed using the sand paper however, it eats up all my pastels.. lol