Friday, October 12, 2018

New Work: Winter Contrast, pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches

Winter Contrast  pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches  $2250 framed
Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
In this pastel I've revisited an idea from some years ago. The colors are accentuated except in the middle snow and the foreground trees.

Every part of this pastel has interesting notes and to get there, I kept working the different areas to bring them to life with rich color and soft overlays.

The pastel looks fairly bright but it really is how the richer colors are emerging from the grey tones. It was a bit of an adventure, although on a smaller scale to pull it all together and I can honestly say that it was years in the making. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ken Elliott and Casey Klahn Workshop Intensive October 4-8, 2018

Casey and I just completed our 4 day Workshop and we are proud of all the hard work put in by the attendees and the great results they had.

Throughout the 4 days, a number of different concepts and images were created by the artists. We sought inspiration, explored possibilities and even copied the masters.

Much was learned and we had a remarkable time together.

Casey and I will do it again in 2019, Thurs-Sun April 25-28. Sign up information will be on Ken's website in a few days. We hope to see you there!

Photos from the class:

Casey's pastel demonstrations:

Ken's 36 x 36 oil demo:

Artworks by the attendees: