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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Laguna Canyon in October

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This pastel painting is done on Wallis paper with a soft pastels over a underpainting of watercolor.  The painting measures 24"x34".  I was inspired by the more visible shape of the sycamore trees and their foliage.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Afternoon Tide

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This painting is done on Wallis paper with an underpainting of watercolor.  This painting measures 24"x34" and is completed with a finshed application of soft pastel.  This painting is at Salt Creek.  This painting demonstrates some of the growth I have made as an artist in the last year.  I did an earlier version of this painting which at the time represented my current level of skill.  I think the biggest growth is in my handling of the color and value of the painting.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Black Star Canyon Oak

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This pastel painting is done on Wallis sanded paper with a water color underpainting.  This painting measures 18"x24" and is done with soft pastels over the under painting.  I feel like I have made a break through in the quality of light that I am capturing.  In addition I am happy with the values in my paintings at this time.  It seemed like I was stuck with these dark paintings.  It was a morning around 9am when I took the reference photos for this painting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Santa Ana Canyon Eucalyptus

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This painting is from a trip through Santiago Canyon in the morning a week ago.  This painting is done on Wallis sanded paper and mearsures 24"x18".  It has a water color underpainting with a soft pastel finish.  The sun and shadows in the foreground was what initailly attracted me to this subject.  I also liked the quality of the sky through the eucalyptus trees.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In the Light of Day

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This is the show card for the upcoming show that I will be participating in.  I have been outside painting a lot lately.  I dropped off my paintings on my birthday and got a preview of the show.  My daughter and I walked around looking for a spot to set my paintings down.  There  are couple of people I look forward to seeing at the show's opening. Rick Delanty