Monday, June 22, 2009

Mountain Air

So I finally broke away from paint last week and brought my dusty pastels up into the mountains. I've always loved pastels but haven't much time to experiment with them. Pastel is harder than it looks so my percentage of "post-able" pieces wasn't that high, but here are the good ones.

This one I had the most time for because the light wasn't changing too fast. I did this at about 10am.

I got some great advice to try painting the same place at different times of day to see how the light changes. So, I did the same location at sunset and found the colors to be much brighter and darker than before. The shadows are much harsher also. I didn't have as much time for this piece though.

Cool thunderstorm clouds at sunset. Got a good lightening storm later that night out of them.

This was on the drive to LA before we went up camping. It was the beginning of the pastel experiments so it's not technically great, but I like the overall feeling of it.

Here's a value sketch by Big Silver Creek.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Story About Hair

Alright, I think I'm finally emerging from a mini hibernation period that was much needed to recuperate from the semester. Here is my final film from Art 115. It was about 40 seconds longer than the the 30 sec suggested time so it was a tough cookie to finish off. However, alas it is done! Enjoy...

Also a Youtube link:

I also have some pastels I did on a recent camping trip that I want to get posted but I have to scan those first. Lots more posts coming this summer I hope so stay tunned...