Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Satsuma Mandarins Three Ways

Satsuma Mandarins Three Ways
Pastels 6 x 6

A favorite of the season: Satsuma mandarins. These sweet and delicious winter fruit are available in most markets for a few more weeks. I love their shapes and entertained myself painting them in 3 different ways, using a variety of surfaces and techniques.

UArt 400 paper with watercolor underpainting (below)

 Colourfix black paper with some scraping and feathering
Colourfix black paper using both soft and hard pastels for blending

Thursday, December 18, 2014

First Snow

First Snow
Pastel 6 x 6

My cast iron garden rabbit surprised by the first snow of the year! Wishing you all a happy solstice and looking forward to increasing daylight.