Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pleasant Valley steps

"The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel." Piet Mondrian
I had the students in my pastel workshop at Artists Attic create two images in one day. Yes, I had them working hard. :-)
The afternoon project was "Pleasant Valley" and here are the steps for that project. I've created images of this valley before but this time I wanted to emphasize the mowing lines in the field as a compositional element that leads the viewer's eye from foreground back to the shed and house area which is the point of interest.
As in the "Water House" demo, the little dots at the top of the image a for teaching purposes and will be matted off when the piece is framed.
"Pleasant Valley Evening" 8" x 12" on LaCarte sanded paper

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