Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pastel Workshop Demo Piece

Hello all,
While finishing my demo piece I decided I didn't need another just like the step by step image so I decided to crop this one to fit into a 12"x16" frame.
What do you think?
I think by cropping out the top of the tree and the mountain top, the viewer's eye is focused more on the light as it moves across the road to the grass and tree trunk. The orange leaves and light colored tree branch brings the eye back into the picture.
"Big Maple" demo piece 8"x12" pastel

Pastel Workshop Follow-up

"Mingo Road Big Maple" 12"x16" pastel
Thanks to everyone who attended my "Beginner/Intermediate Pastel Workshop" at Artists Attic this past Saturday. What a great and dedicated group of artists. A real pleasure to teach.
As promised, here's the final image, the photograph and the step-by step printout. 

I'm working on finishing up my demo piece from the workshop and will post it in a later entry.
Thanks again for a truly delightful Saturday.
Reference photograph for "Mingo Road Big Maple"
Steps to create "Mingo Road Big Maple"