This beautiful charcoal drawing was completed by one of my students, Monica, who rendered the tones with perfection! This was her first portrait ever! I truly believe that anyone can learn how to draw and paint, it is a skill that can be taught.
Breathtaking finished pastel by my student Marilyn, I'm so proud of her progress and her enthusiasm to be challenged!
Amazing finished oil painting by my student Raenie! This is only her second official portrait created!
My teen drawing class finished these colorful master copies of Claude Monet's "Wheat Field, 1881" in chalk pastel!
I am honored to be featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Pastel Journal magazine! Thank you Enid Wood for writing such a beautiful piece.
Beautiful master copy of a Claude Monet by one of my painting students! Lots of layering and hard work went into this study!
Student's first still life in oil. Started with a bistre of raw umber. Then fully rendering the pitcher with a raw umber and white tonal scale. A simple limited color palette was used for the apple using cad. red, alizaron, cad. yellow and ultramarine.
Check out these amazing pastel drawings from my teen drawing class! Pastel on black paper, students focused on tone and finding subtle color in the white feathers.
My teen drawing class at Olive Tree in Fort Collins is learning all about tone, chiaroscuro and sfumato! Here are a couple of their drawings of a sphere and a ten step tone chart.