|Woodland Path - 8 x 11 inches - pastel ©Kay M. Dewar|
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
From a reference photo taken while crossing the Cascades Highway. Lovely tree, brush, and rock textures. I've got to work on the rock textures but hopefully some of that comes across. "Highway Vista" is pastel on Uart, 5 x 7 inches.
|Highway Vista - 5 x 7 inches - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Day 25 for the challenge is "Colorful Landscape." This stream and the colorful plantings that line it are like something I'd like to imagine in my own yard. This is pastel on Uart paper. 7 x5 inches.
|Colorful Landscape - 5 x 7 inches - pastel ©Kay M Dewar|
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Day 24 is from a landscape reference I've used before, but really like the lighting. I'm titling this one "Filtered Sunlight" and it is 5 x 7 inches in pastel on Uart paper.
|Filtered Sunlight - 5 x 7 inches - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Monday, January 23, 2017
I've had a bit of artist's block these past couple of days. For Day 22 I'm posting a portion of a drawing. It's the only part of the drawing that I ended up liking. This is "Daisy Mum." Not every drawing makes the cut! But the practice is a good thing.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
For Day 20 I chose a photo of a set up I did with colored pencils in mind. However, I decided to try a portion of the set up using pastels on gray Pastelmat. I liking it quite a bit. I'm calling it "Glitz" since gold cups and strawberries seem kind of glitzy to me. It is 7 x 5 inches.
|Glitz - 7 x 5 inches - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Thursday, January 19, 2017
For Day 19 of the Challenge. I love the shapes and colors of the clouds and the skies -- always different, often colorful. This is "Look to the Skies" and is 5 x 7 inches and is pastel on gray Pastelmat.
|Look to the Skies - 5 x 7 inches - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I went back through my photo files and found this one which I think I did before in oil. This is a view looking over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is 5 x 7 inches, pastel on gray Pastelmat and is titled "View Toward the Strait."
|View Toward the Strait - 5 x 7 inches - pastel ©Kay M Dewar|
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Back to still life today. I look forward to having mandarin oranges every winter for snacks. I tried drawing these from life (not photo) in a smoky glass bowl. "Mandarin Treats" is 5 x 7 inches, pastel on dark grey Pastelmat.
|Mandarin Treats - 5 x 7 inches - pastel ©Kay M Dewar|
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The calla lilies graphic design image was so enjoyable to create, I decided to try another image in that style. This one is titled "Sunflower Fantasy" and is 5.5 x 7.5 inches and is ink and colored pencil on Stonehenge paper.
|Sunflower Fantasy - 5.5 x 7.5 inches - ink and colored pencil © Kay M Dewar|
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This is a practice drawing I've worked on several times. I worked on a paper called Bee Paper Stipple Paper. I liked the textured surface. First I did the drawing with black ink and then used colored pencil to create the blended graduated background color and the leaf color. It was a fun diversion and I liked the texture effect with the colored pencil. "Calla Lilies" is 7.5 x 7.5 inches.
|Calla Lilies - colored pencil and ink on Stipple Paper - 7.5 x 7.5 inches ©Kay M Dewar|
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
It seems no matter how long one has been drawing or painting an apple always looks like an "art object." So before I baked the apple bread I had to photo the beautiful Granny Smith apple. My Granny Smith found itself on a gold-rimmed plate. "Granny Smith on a Plate" is pastel.
|Granny Smith on a Plate - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Sunday, January 8, 2017
"Late Afternoon Sun" is my Day 8 entry for the Challenge. It is pastel, 5 x 7 inches. The photo was taken in eastern Washington as we headed back to the west side of the state.
|Late Afternoon Sun - pastel - 7 x 5 inches ©Kay M Dewar|
I've tried several times to capture the wisteria and floral display that covers one end of our garage. Still haven't quite got it, but this is my latest effort. Wisteria on the Move. Pastel. 7 x 5.
|Wisteria on the Move - pastel - 7 x 5 inches ©Kay M Dewar|
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
I didn't have an inspiring landscape photo today so I decided to paint a few of my favorite bottles from my collection. I fussed with the ellipses and still have some that aren't quite right, but I decided that I needed to move on. Three Favorite Bottles is done in pastel and is 7 x 10.
|Three Favorite Bottles - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar|
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
On a trip to the Olympic Peninsula this past fall, I took a photo of the low lying clouds nestled in a clearing. This image is an attempt to capture that mystical appearance. Ground Clouds is pastel and is about 7 x 8 inches.
|Ground Clouds - pastel - ©Kay M Dewar 2017|
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Day 3 is a pastel version of an Oregon coast sunset. My original photo has my husband's silhouette in it, but I will attempt to do that version another time. So for now, here is Oregon Sunset.
|Oregon Sunset - pastel - ©Kay M. Dewar|
Monday, January 2, 2017
For the second day of the Painting Challenge I'm submitting another pastel of a northwest scene. I don't consider it a total success but I feel I learned more about depicting evergreens with more casual strokes. "Lakeside View" is pastel and is 9 x 12 inches.
|Lakeside View - pastel - 9 x 12 inches|
Another 30 Day Challenge to encourage a good start to 2017. Having a deadline definitely inspires me to action! The first entry to the January 2017 challenge is a roadside scene. It is similar to one done earlier, but with an attempt to add more interest and life to the subject. I will also be experimenting with a variety of papers/surfaces.
|Roadside Scene 2017 - pastel - 8.5 x 8 inches|