Archive for the Pastels Category

A quote from Robert Genn

Posted in drawing, Pastels with tags , , , , on January 1, 2008 by brian55peterson

Find a sanctuary where you can comfortably work.
Dedicate at least two hours a day to your art.
Have more than enough equipment and supplies.
Set short- and long-term goals and keep track of progress.
Think of your work as exercise, not championship play.
Explore series development and exhaust personal themes.
Work alone with the benefit of books and perhaps tapes.
Replace passive consumption with creative production.
Use your own intuition and master your technology.
Feel the joy of personal, self-generated sweat.
Fall in love with your own working processes.
Be forever on the lookout for the advent of style.
Try to be your own person and claim your rights.
Don’t bother setting yourself up for rejection.
Don’t swing too wildly and damage the well-being of others.
Don’t jump into the ring until you’re feeling fit.

You can see this and more at Painters Key, linked to the right.


Blue Study

Posted in Pastels with tags , , , , on December 31, 2007 by brian55peterson


pastels and color field

Posted in Pastels on December 31, 2007 by brian55peterson

There are possibilities for pastels and color field. Large canvases are typical but I’m thinking that small might draw the viewer in, forcing them to focus vs overwhelming them. The colors are not clean and in this case not distinct.

Not my best yet.