Switching media helps me to reawaken my senses. It is easy to be lacksidasical and fall into a routine. I forget how to "see" the way an artist sees. This is a 5"x7"pan pastel painting. To learn more about pan pastels follow this link.
This was from a photo of a field in Door County across from Beantown Campground. I'm learning more about the colors and how to mix the pastels... I've a long, LONG way to go. This practise sheet is about a 5"x7" The thought process behing prints and pastels is exactly the opposite, so I think it will help keep my creative mind sharp.
Original Linocut by Erin Nolan
print size: 7" wide x 5" high
paper size: 10" wide x 8" high
Black water-based Graphic Chemical ink on ochre mulberry paper.
J. once again took the reference photo.
Trying to achieve the swirls and shadows in water is similar to my favorite: gnarled tree roots. in this case, the water is more important than the subject. I'll try printing it tonight when I get home from the ol' day job. This block is 5" x 7" J. once again took the reference photo.