Mexico

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...

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...

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – The Sketch

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – The Sketch

Well, seven glass bottles later the sketch is complete. In my last post I discussed why I chose to draw these bottles. Here I would like to point out how much thought should go into, not just what to draw, but from where to draw it. Making this decision effects your Read more...

Pastel Demonstration on Bark Paper – The Setup

Pastel Demonstration on Bark Paper – The Setup

I had mentioned in a previous post that my drawing class is experimenting with various paper surfaces. I have mostly had them stick with monochromatic drawings, but they’re a rebellious bunch… I love that about them… and some are wanting to try full color pastel. So, in an effort to stay one step ahead of them, I will post my own journey of creating a full color pastel on Mexican Bark Paper. Let me start with Read more...

Drawing on Bark Paper

Drawing on Bark Paper

To recover from the swing painting project, I picked up a piece of Mexican bark paper and decided to draw a little landscape.  This is the finished piece.  Don’t you just love the sound of that…finished. The paper is somewhat soft, with swirls of  Read more...