Monday, February 14, 2011

"Maybelline" pastel


Well, I think I need to spend some time updating my website. I need to add many new pieces. This is a pastel that I really struggled through. Dark to light...or light to dark? Hard pastels first, then the soft? How much layering and blending is right or do you just try to hit the right color first off? Is a finished pastel a drawing or a painting? "Maybelline" is about 16"by 20". A lot of space to cover...like burning dollar bills!

6 comments:

martinealison said...

HUmm que c'est bon de dormir là!!!
Bravo pour ce beau pastel, très bon travail... J'aime aussi les tissus fleuris...
Gros bisous à vous et une caresse à votre ami à quatre pattes.

dulcy said...

Somehow I missed your past couple of paintings, the first kitty and the grapefruit...I don't know how because I check in all the time... but I love them both. Also, the pastel is beautiful! How do you work so quickly? Do you start a painting and stay with it until finished? In my class, I've been told to layer darker colors first followed by light, also hard followed by soft so the soft can just be laid on top. I'm also excited about your Etsy store! Are you going to put in prints, original pieces, or something else? As for selvedge, I could kick myself for having sold several copies on ebay a couple of years ago. But they did sell really well. I love that magazine, and am so happy to have a subscription because I get it much earlier and don't have to keep checking with Barnes and Nobles all the time. Wow! Long comment.... have a great day, and let me know as soon as you have something in your shop. I guess you'll link it to your blog?

Kathryn Glover said...

Dulcy. I'm having problems with your posts coming through my phone to be published. Does that show up for you? My email, if you want, is on my contact page on my website. Happy hooking!

Ann Marie said...

I thought Maybelline was your cat, and she was laying on your pastel quilt. Had to read it twice to realize it was a painting! LOL

Barbara said...

Very clever the way you have caught the layers of fur with pastels.

Mary Rochelle said...

Absolutely beautiful piece, Kathryn! Reminds me of a Monet or Cassatt.