I wanted fast results and a more painterly look. This was done with a conte pastel pencil, my fingers, paper towel, and eraser. Now all that said, I got into too much detail - lost that loose and lost edge work I invisioned. I was working so hard to get the likeness that I lost the overall feeling of what I had in mind. But I am pretty happy with it and think I'll give it another go!
Keeping my two beautiful grandbabies for a couple of days so probably won't get a chance to paint or post anything the next few days. So thought I'd post this 24X36 I did from Ouray, CO a while back. I don't usually paint this large so this was a challenge for me but was pretty happy with the results.
This is my first relief - always wanted to design and make a set of plates and platters, so through my friend Suzann she taught and walked me thru the process - I wished I had spent more time on the figure (not sure that it reads well in this photograph) and then the glazes-you never know what you're gonna get - wanted more of the golden glaze to bleed out more so didn't really get what I was shooting for. This was really hard but alot of fun at the same time. Believe I'll give this another shot!
This is an 8X10 pastel done on sanded paper from a larger painting. One of the things that I learned from working in pastels is that it taught me alot about color. I'm pretty pleased with it and may use it as a study for a larger oil painting.
Thought I'd introduce you all to another love of mine. These were done awhile back in a workshop. We worked from life. I've always wanted to sculpt with the thought it would help me in my drawing and painting of portraits and the figure. I'm working on a piece right now of just the torso. These are done in water base clay - I've had some wonderful help from a very close and dear friend and WONDERFUL artist Suzann Crommer - check out her blog. She's the best!
Welcome to my blog. This blog is about my two passions -art and photography. I've always been drawn to the creative and visual arts.My works include a variety of subject matter and mediums.And now I have found an additional outlet for my yearning for creative expression through photography. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you'll come back often! All images are (c)copyright BevBoren.