Thursday, February 28, 2019
"Persephone", my newest addition to my Renaissance Portrait Series, has been accepted into the Austin Pastel Society's Juried exhibit. (She will also be going to IAPS - the International Pastel Master's Circle Exhibit at the Convention in June!) That was my plan, one painting for two shows...
Actually, my original plan was a much larger painting with three figures but I ran out of time to complete, so Persephone was my Plan B.
You can see her and the other amazing paintings of the members of the Austin Pastel Society at the Chase Bank Building Corridor of Art, 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX, now through April 28, 2019.
Or peek at the show here, online!
Join us at the reception: Thursday, March 21 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Click here for directions and more show info.
Just for you! Some progress shots of Persephone:
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Friday, February 1, 2019
Another favorite commission form the Holiday Season, these two little Schnauzers were a sweet combo! The client liked the reference photo pose just how it was, with the clingy Maya closer and braveheart Sasha more independent.
The gift recipient loves it and sent me a pic today:
And I got some good process shots of this one too:
fluid acrylic color mixed into Golden (brand) Fine Pumice Gel at about a 1/4 color/gel ratio.) and the Art Spectrum (brand) Pastel Primer in the terra cotta color. The terra cotta acts an my mid-tone.
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