Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pisgah Pike - Three Studies

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."  -Joseph Joubert
"The well laid plans of mice and men." I don't know who said that but it explains my "Pastel a Day" concept falling flat after just one day. So tonight I'm posting 3 images to make up for my laziness last night.

I recently watched a wonderful video by Colleen Howe who talks about preplanning your pastel and we all know how important thumbnail studies are but so few of us do them. These 3 pastels were created after I did color thumbnails which are creatively freeing. As an artists you have only time invested because no one is going to see them, so you can be more free to experiment with color. I actually like the little studies even more than these 3 but I'll have to post the studies tomorrow.

Which one do you like better?

"Pisgah Pike 3" pastel on Wallis sanded paper
"Pisgah Pike 2" 8" x 11" pastel on Wallis sanded paper
"Pisgah Pike 1" 8" x 12" pastel on sanded paper