Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Pentagonal Mask Sculpture
Made with tracing paper with a backing of parchment paper. The tracing paper gives nice crisp folds but it's flimsy so the sculpture has to be fairly small. This is about 5" high.

Pop-up Flower
I like the ripped paper look. Created on Canson Mi-teint & coloured with chalk pastel.

Samples for the 'Make Your Own Pop-up Book' class at Artsmartz.

Pentagonal Book
A couple of pages from a folding pentagonal book. Particularly effective in the sunlight. The interference paint doesn't translate so well, but it looks great on the hardcopy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I used the limited palette for this one too but introduced blue and Alizarin crimson to keep it from becoming too warm and brown.

Limited Palette

This series of portraits - two from models and one from a photo were painted using a limited palette of Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. I found some work by Joseph Jeffers Dodge in "Painting Faces and Figures" by Carole Katchen. He uses this palette to wonderful effect. You have to be careful that the lights don't go chalky but it is surprisingly versatile.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

He Wears a Black Hat by Helen
The other entry in the Member's Choice Show at NPCC, January 2009. Both of these portraits were painted in the Friday Portrait Class at NPCC - a four hour pose. This is of a friend and I was happy to get a good likeness.

Red Suits Her by Helen
One of two entries to the NPCC Member's Choice Show in January 2009