Things are happening in the Longmont art scene.
Many new galleries and studios have opened downtown in the past few months. The Longmont Downtown Development Association is promoting downtown Longmont as an art district, and provided a grant to advertise the studios and galleries (see above).
My studio will be open this Friday from 6pm-9pm. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
Put the finishing touches on ‘Eliza Fleeing Over the Ice’ today.
Here’s a shot of it framed, with unintentional selfie.
I’ve been working on this pastel for about a week now. Not finished, but getting there.
Inspired by Eliza fleeing over the ice in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Here’s another colored pencil sketch of Buddy, in preparation for his painted portrait.
Here’s a pastel I’ve been working on this week. The profile of the pear reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock show opening, where Alfred walks into his stylized profile.
Continuing to sketch Buddy in preparation for his painting.
This is a study for a portrait of Buddy that I’ve been commissioned to do.
I worked on this pastel last night, and I think it’s about finished.
The title is stolen from a song in the animated movie The Point by Harry Nilsson, animated by Fred Wolf (no relation).
Back to pastel pear work.
I’ve decided that pastels on prepared board wasn’t really working for me, so I prepared some Arches watercolor paper with gel medium and pumice.
Much better for drawing, this method does not fight the pastels, as I felt with the prepared board.
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I’m working on this small pastel still life. The title is a tribute to a 60′s Roger Corman epic, “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes”.