I’m Still Here…

Isn't that a movie with Joaquin Phoenix... or something like that...? (And yes, I googled to make sure, and while scanning wikipedia,  I only needed to see the words "Buffalo Soldier" to then have that song in my head.) Totally not the point of this post, but is a very accurate depiction of me. Ugh, I'm … Continue reading I’m Still Here…

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"Painting" a Himalayan Cat

I recently painted a Himilayan cat who passed away unexpectedly. He was definitely the king of the house as can be seen by the photograph below.The owner is a dear friend of mine and a photographer. I chose this photograph, even though it looks a little dark and doesn't show his eyes as well as … Continue reading "Painting" a Himalayan Cat

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

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

Carnation Flower: Update

Another update - I'm adding the red (crimson red) to the flower now. I'll have to go back and forth with the colors to keep the values where I want them. After looking at the grey value on this, I want to push the darks more. (That's something I tend to be timid about. I … Continue reading Carnation Flower: Update