Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

Hi friends,
Welcome to my new blog which is designed to quickly post to the web my newest pieces of artwork, either pastels or sometimes oil paintings.

A few times this year friends have asked, "When are you going to start a blog?"
"What me! No's to techie and time consuming,  besides what would be the reason?"

Well, now I've found a reason. This is a fairly easy (I hope) and painless way to post new pieces and occasionally show some step by steps of how the work is created.

Recently I've been experimenting with using an oil wash on sanded paper and then following with pastels. Using the oil wash is new, but in 1983, omg, did I actually say 1983? That's so long ago! I used a watercolor wash on watercolor paper before applying the pastels. Now I've returned to that technique after viewing Richard McKinley's wonderful DVD.

In my next blog I'll talk more about the technique, but for now I just want to see if I can actually get this to work.

Happy viewing and thanks for being interested in my work.