Archive: November 2013 - Brenda Hash, PSA

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Finishing

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Finishing

Well, it’s been a week of cloudy, rainy weather. Remind me not to do a reflections-on-glass-in-natural-light demonstration again…unless I can figure out Read more...

Drawing at the Museum

Drawing at the Museum

If you don’t spend time at your local fine art museum, you should. In fact, you should take your sketch book and use the opportunity to do some copy drawing. Why copy other artist’s work? Because… Read more...

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Painting Glass Bottles

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Painting Glass Bottles

Did I say I would do one bottle at a time and not look back? Hmmm, well I am doing one bottle at a time, but Read more...

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Refining the Darks

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Refining the Darks

Before moving on to the bottles which will mostly be a study in abstract shapes and distortion, I have chosen to stick with the “dark side” a bit longer. Never fear. I know my limitations and will come back to the light in due course. I am finding that the Bark Paper is quite helpful in Read more...

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – The Block-In

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – The Block-In

First I will mass-in the darks. As I said before, the Mexican Bark Paper wants to hang on to dark marks, so I was careful at the edges of shapes to Read more...

Portrait of Austin

Portrait of Austin

Here is my finished portrait of Austin (oil, 16 x 12). Well….actually… I still need to varnish it, but it’s finished enough to take its place on my website.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration… sometimes you have to search for it and sometimes it hits you in the face. That happened to me a few weeks ago when Read more...