Last weekend I took a workshop organized by the Foxboro Art Association which featured Deb Quinn-Munson. The focus was on underpainting options for pastels and Deb demonstrated with an oil underpainting - something I had never tried and now just LOVE to do!
|My new pastel box filled with all my pastels. |
Can you tell I'm a landscape painter?
Look at all the blues and greens!
Deb's workshop and this jolt of warm weather was just the shot in the arm I needed to get my creative house in order.
|Here Deb Quinn-Munson is demonstrating underpainting with oils. Gorgeous effects!|
For my birthday, I decided this Heilman backpack box was just the thing I needed to organize all my pastel sticks. It came in yesterday and was filled immediately. Today I can't wait to use it!
|You can tell I like my pastels all organized like this.|
Here they are in the dining room just so I could look at them.
Here is the pastel I completed during the workshop. There are particular passages I thought were successful.
|My pastel from the workshop. |
My first pastel (and not my last) with an oil underpainting!
Throughout the workshop, Deb offered numerous adages about painting. My favorite, by far, was this:
Color gets all the glory. Value does all the work. My artist friends will attest that it's so true.
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