Wednesday, December 30, 2009
• Richard Schmid's new book, "The Landscapes." By page 43 of 268, I was on visual overload. This is a big book to savor.
• Cezanne #72 Champagne Silver Frame, from Art Ready Frames. Beautiful frames at good prices. Owner, Linda, is a pleasure to do business with - and she owns one of my paintings!
• Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. As I spend more time with my first painting on Pastelmat, my appreciation for the surface grows. Areas are simplified - was it because of the paper? You can order Pastelmat from Dakota Art Pastels.
Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Our pond has appeared in my paintings before but never as a solid - still frozen by our record cold streak. This is my first painting on new Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. A big reduction in pastel dust. The paper is available from Dakota Art Pastels.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
This is the end of the Road Show series for now. After looking at hundreds of road trip reference photos, I think it’s a case of “I guess you had to be there.” Very few photos are as interesting as I remember the actual places to be. A fun week of painting though.