I went to an all-day basket workshop today. The project was a traditional Nantucket basket. This little basket took a very long time to complete, but it is a lovely little elegant basket. It is just under 5" tall at the rim and about 16 inches in circumference.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I started a new pastel painting today. I am working from a photographed still life set up. The subject is an artichoke and lemons. I am working on Clairfontaine PastelMat. I am working in a little bit different way on this painting. First, I did a value-scale underpainting of the artichoke and the lemons in Sienna tones. Then I blocked in the table and the background. The next step will be to begin adding color to the objects.