Monday, December 21, 2015

Benbrook Creek by Jill Randall

Benbrook Creek
Pastel  6x8 inches
Jill Randall
My painting friend, Sheri Jones, and I revisited this spot in Benbrook, Texas.  I had attempted a painting of this same scene in the spring, but the colors were not right and it was a "wipe out" which happens sometimes when working plein air. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

River View by Jill Randall

River View by Jill Randall
6x8 pastel
I have taken some time off from Blogging, but feel like it is time to get back to it.
This is a view of the Brazos River from my friend Janice's house.  My painting buddy, Sheri Jones and I went several times to this lovely spot.
Now I am in Alaska for the summer.  I will continue my work in pastel since that is what I brought with me.  I feel that I am learning more each time I work with them.  One thing that has helped is doing the under painting wash to put in my darks.  As my friend Sheri says, "You are losing your darks again!"