Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paramount Ranch 2-28-09

Craig and I went to Paramount ranch this morning for a couple of hours.  I had never tried pastels before and we had been talking about changing media and experimenting with something new.  I felt I learned a few things about the medium and am excited to try again.  The tree scene is pretty much how it looked, but I think next time, I'd like to push the design around to get a more interesting composition.

The sketch with the bush on the left was done more quickly and I think the design is more interesting even though there is less detail.

Both sketches around 12x18 on Canson paper.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spice Market, Istanbul

This is a view of the Spice Market and a nearby Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.  The weather was cold and rainy, so I painted indoors from my laptop.  My wife Kathey is in the black coat walking towards us.  Pen and watercolor in my small notebok.