Goat WIP

After I completed the donkey, I started to do this guy...and was asked by a few people to do it in pastel. OK...I hit a few bumps in the road since I haven't really worked a lot with pastel. This was my first pastel animal (before the Alaskan Malamute).I was working on two photos, but … Continue reading Goat WIP

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Pastel Workshop

I went to a pastel workshop this morning taught by local pastel artist Bill Gramley. I was so excited, not only because of my recent fascination with the medium, but also because I realized this was the same artist of whom I previously purchased 3 mini paintings!There is another class on March 31st at Fine … Continue reading Pastel Workshop

New Pastel Painting: Alaskan Malamute

So the original post disappeared shortly after it was highlighted on another webpage. Sorry it's taken a few weeks for me to get the energy to piece it back together. (Very strange and since I don't know WHY it happened, or even know HOW to find out why, I'm just going to add the photos … Continue reading New Pastel Painting: Alaskan Malamute

Donkey: WIP

I've been working on my newest animal piece on pastelbord. As you've seen, I did this cow with charcoal and a kneaded eraser. (For you city folk, this is NOT the donkey...) I used vine charcoal only - which are the skinny ones on the left. This eraser is my favorite...my progress stops completely if I … Continue reading Donkey: WIP

Art Supply Addiction: Flat Files

Hi, my name is Janae, and I'm an art supply addict. By supply, please don't just think of pencils, papers, brushes, paint. Feel free to include drafting tables, bookcases and my favorite...FLAT FILES! I have such an obsession with these, that I decided to do a whole post dedicated to them. Maybe I'll write a … Continue reading Art Supply Addiction: Flat Files

Art Websites

It seems I've created profiles on most of the art websites, but there is one that has stood out among the others in terms of professionalism, pizazz (did I just use that word?), and user friend...li...ness...(I told you I'm not a writer, but you get my point, right?). I've listed three that I've used in … Continue reading Art Websites