Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy Moo Year Cow Paint-Along!


Cow Paint-Along image

Kick off your new year with a Happy Moo Year Cow Paint-Along!


Join us Saturday January 16 to paint this cute white faced cow. I painted her way back in 2012 from another pic. She's mighty photogenic!

Register EARLY to have time to prep your drawing! I will send you the Zoom invitation, the reference photo, some surface prep info, a materials list including alternative underpainting methods in case you don't have what I use, and even a line drawing that you can use to transfer to your board or paper in case you don't have time to freehand your drawing. Easy Peasy!

Register here!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Beulah Bun (Warm Fuzzy #54)


Warm Fuzzy #54 - "Beulah Bun" (pastel, 16x8 inches) click here to bid or buy

Finally! Here's the bunny from my December Paint-Along last Saturday!

I painted this bunny before way back in 2013, as a 12x6, and called him "Buster" (see him here!) I like making my paint-alongs from something I've done before and really enjoyed because then I have a painting that I can show off already for the adverts. Plus, I get to enjoy the image again!

I like the fuzziness of Beulah Bun! You can watch the full 2.5 hr Paint-Along video with a pledge of $10 on my Patreon Page (video will be posted tomorrow, it's processing and uploading now as I type.)

The paint-along was a lot of fun, and a record number of attendees! I hope I get as good a turn-out next month. Stay tuned to my events page for my January Schedule, coming soon after Christmas.

Meanwhile, have a Very Merry, Lovely, Safe, and Creative Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Beulah Bun's drawing:

And some of my Paint-Along Attendees with their results!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Alfalfa (Warm Fuzzy #53) - Demo for the PSCF

 Warm Fuzzy #53 - "Alfalfa" (pastel, 6x6 inches) click here to bid

Thank you to the Pastel Society of Central Florida for having me do a demo for their December 2020 meeting. You all had some great questions about primers, surfaces, and framing, and thank you for your interest in my Paint-Alongs and Patreon page and the short studio tour!

Thanks also to Deborah who liked his little cowlick, for giving me the title idea! I tweaked a tiny bit of the background colors afterwards, and decided to sign it at the bottom left after all. 
If you are a member of the PSCF or any of the Texas pastel societies who were invited to the demo (APS, CTPS, PSST) you can find access to the video from your societies. I'll be sending them the link.
Meanwhile, you can see some progress screen shots from the recording on my public Patreon post here.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Furball (Warm Fuzzy #52)


Warm Fuzzy #52 - "Furball" (pastel, 8x8 inches) $350 framed

This fat furry Hereford was my opening demo for the Mid Atlantic Pastel Society workshop last month. I'm finally getting around to posting him, and decided to zip together these best parts of the demo into a speed video for you! You can watch it here!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

"Purrball" (Warm Fuzzy #51)


Warm Fuzzy #51 - "Purrball" (pastel, 5x4 inches) $250 framed Buy here

This was my final demo of the MidAmerica Pastel Society workshop last month. He was one of 4 underpaintings I demoed that Saturday morning, but did not have time to pastel Saturday afternoon, so I finished him off Sunday afternoon instead. I think I was well warmed up by then, because I like how fresh he turned out! I'm especially happy with the lost edges - something I still struggle with most times.

The cat is a sweetie I met in Michigan who lived with the hosts I stayed with for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair a few years ago. They cautioned me "He bites!" That was true, but he was also a lovey purr ball! I think he just couldn't understand why I wouldn't bite him back... it was all playtime to him!

Here he is on the bathroom sink, my reference photo for the painting:

...and "Purrball" framed: