“Portage Island Cliff No. 13” was an exercise in color and shapes. I started with a medium gray sanded paper, just as I have with the last couple of paintings in this series. Overall, the gray neutralizes the color in the painting a bit, resulting in a softer, overcast look. shapes Using soft vine charcoal […]
I thought it might be fun to be able to view all the pastel paintings in the Portage Island Cliff Series that I’ve been working on since last year. I’ve made a page here on my website where you can do that. Click here to view all pastel paintings in the series.
In “Portage Island Cliff Series No. 12” I tried to loosen up my technique a little more. I like realism, but I also like a more impressionistic feeling. Today I focused especially on keeping the background and the face of the cliff less detailed. Instead I worked with the interaction of the sanded paper and […]