View from Our Hill

working back into it (still a work-in-progress); that boat is very sad–needs a lot of work

 

“View from Our Hill” en plein air (dry pastel on sanding paper; 9″ x 12″)

work-in-progress. ┬áSome artists use rubbing alcohol on the under painting. I wanted to try it but couldn’t find any around the house, so I used hydrogen peroxide–not a good idea! It made the under-painting gooey, but I worked through it. I’ll buy some rubbing alcohol and try again. :0 ┬áThis piece looks much like a child’s drawing, but it will remind me what not to do.

 

Endless Meadows

“Endless Meadows” (dry pastel on sand paper; 9″ x 12″

I’ve been needing a change, a new direction, something more from my art. I told Bob that I wanted to work realistically. He said “What you mean is you need discipline.” Ha Ha! I think he’s right. So, for awhile, I’ll be exploring realism, maybe even contemporary impressionism. This little piece is a work-in-progress, just started today, hopefully finished soon. The composition is from my own photographic reference, taken just outside of Ruston.