Sunday, May 21, 2017

Small Pyrography/Fluid Acrylic Painting

I have moving between oil pastel work and my usual pyrographic/fluid acrylic works.

The rock, water and trees of the north create unique images.  Here I reduced it all down to a lone tree and the landscape about it.  The tree seems like a weathered, aged beacon in the landscape -alone fighting the elements.  The battle is in the tortured lines made more prominent by the pyrographic burn lines.  The lines are no longer around every colour/value separation but to emphasize.

9" x 12"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Punchneedle -the Sun and the Moon and the Stars

Manuela drew the Sun, the Moon and the Stars for a punch needle image for the cottage -or wherever.

It is interesting how you punch the threads in through the back of the canvas and the image is on the reverse side.

 The orange and yellow threads went through a number of changes to get the correct combination of colours that make up the image.
 As usual, Manuela added beads and crystals to the canvas.

The silver treads of the moon pick up coloration from the other colours in the image.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Winter Oil Pastel at the River

From another walk by the river I made the drawing and then bak at the studio I used oil pastel.  First an undercoating of oil pastel, further layers ending with Sennelier oil pastels.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Small Winter Oil Pastel

Well, I drew some simple compositions and inked them.  
 Then I added some oil pastels as undercoating.
 And, finished up with further layers of oil pastels and then Sennelier to finish.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another Winter Oil Pastel Along the Grand River

Another angle of the train pilons in the Grand River.  Here the ice has flowed beyond the pilots and piled up on the island creating a jagged landscape.
Interesting to see the pastels online.  I get to see whether or not the painting works from a different view point.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winter Oil Pastel Pictures - Along the Grand River

I am using the oil pastels to get my ideas down quickly.  Mannie and I had gone to river by the house.  The river had opened and was somewhat high.  During our ventures to the Grand River in our area the water either roiled or just rolled along.  The juggernauts that had once been the pilons for the railroad tracks stood sturdily in the river thwarting the ravages of the ice that had crashed into them and piled up on the island just in front.



Prior to the crush up on the island the island ice and snow was receding.

The underpainting for both oil pastels was done with a variety of oil pastels that are a little harder than the Sennelier oil pastels that I used for final colour.  I am enjoying the pictures done with this medium.  Depending upon how I see this picture in the next week I will or will not add burnt lines. For now, I am leaving the Noodle Pen ink lines you see.  Presently, I don't mind the little flakes of oil pastel that are on the surface of the picture -but I'll think about that for a while.  Hmmmm....

I have been on the internet looking for oil pastel artists and they seem few and far between.  Anyone know an oil pastel artist I could visit?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Butterfly Punch Needle Work by Manuela

Manuela has just finished this butterfly work in punch needle.  As usual she has added mother of pearl beads to the butterflies.