all in one basket: from line to color

all in one basket: from line to color

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Untitled Pastel

This little work began as a photograph taken along the North Shore of the St Lawrence Seaway.  When I took the photo several years ago I thought the grey of the rock against the red sand made a striking color contrast, and that the tire tracks made an interesting statement about human intrusions into the natural world.  The photo drew me, so I drew it first as a pastel sketch on newsprint, then as a pastel drawing on Sennelier la carte paper. 




Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Cardinal and His Lady

The Cardinal and His Lady began as an 18 x 24 inch pastel sketch on newsprint.  The original plan was to have the female bird on the upper branch and the male on the lower.  After some consideration I decided the brightness of his plumage would better serve the composition if I put the male on the upper branch and his 'lady' on the lower branch.  The finished work is a 16 x 20 inch pastel on Sennelier la carte sanded pastel paper.  I used Mungyo Gallery semi hard pastels in combination with various soft pastels and Conte a Paris pastel pencils.  The finished work is in the private collection of Manon Baillargeon.



Monday, October 21, 2013

The Lighthouse

The greyscale was an 8 x 9.5 on Sennelier la carte sanded pastel paper.  The color version is a 16x20 also on the Sennelier paper.




Sunday, October 20, 2013

Salsa and Copper

This work began as a student piece that was meant as  a study in greyscale work in pastel.  Once it was complete, I couldn't resist repeating it in color.
 


Intimations of Summer

This work in pastel on Sennelier la carte sanded pastel paper began as a 5 x 8 pencil drawing.