Tag Archives: pastel
This is a pastel painting about the white-tailed tropic bird. It lives pan-pacific and in Hawaii often nests in inaccessible cliffs walls in volcanic craters. Advertisements
Now at Honolulu main State Library where the Pastel Artist of Hawaii has their show.
Here I have continued to add in the darkest color of the waterfall and more of the mid-tones while trying to keep the fluidity of the water and the interesting swirls of lighter colors. Sometimes I barely touch the surface … Continue reading
When painting whiskers I try to start at the thickest part and with one confident stroke continue to the end. It usually is not effective to try to go back from part way down the whisker, so that is the … Continue reading
The older painting was done “en plein aire” as I viewed the scene before me. Then I took it home and later made the following changes, a bird (the ulili) was put on the rock and another bird flying in … Continue reading
O.K. Long time between adding posts but here goes… to start this painting I thought about my topic, sketched a thumbnail and then used a light colored pastel to put the major lines down on a piece of pastel mat that is … Continue reading