Saturday, August 30, 2014

"FOREST GATEWAY" -- HARD AND SOFT PASTEL DRAWING


"Forest Gateway," hard and soft pastel on 11" x 14" medium surface paper, from my photo at our cabin (future home) in upstate NY, first since we arrived for our 2-week stay here -- not quite sure it's finished, letting it sit for a while.
 
 
(c)) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "THE CONTEMPLATIVE" -- SOFT PASTELS DRAWING

Progression - "The Contemplative" -- soft pastels drawing on 11" x 14" medium surface paper -- adapted from my photo.

Somewhere near completion, need to let it rest.




Formal relationships (configuration) pretty much set:



Scoping it out ...



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg





Sunday, August 17, 2014

"SEMBLANCE" -- SOFT PASTEL ON CHARCOAL PAPER

"Semblance" -- soft pastels on 9" x 12" charcoal paper -- from my photo ---

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Friday, August 15, 2014

"INSPIRATION '79" -- SOFT PASTEL FROM 35 YEARS AGO

"Inspiration '79" -- soft pastel from 35 years ago on 9" x 12" charcoal paper -- one of the few that survived since then ...

 
(c) 1979, 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

OKAY. ON EVIL WHITE SPOTS ...

Okay, now with artist materials – (on evil white spots)

Since returning in May to fine art drawing and painting, I’ve used so-called middle-grade oil pastels and a mix of professional and mid-grade acrylic paint, and researched how best to use these. With oil pastels, one pro no-no is to leave little white spots on a surface – one of these two drawings (the face) is filled with them because of the less-soft mid-grade medium I used. I decided not to fill them in, a violation, because the effect made sense to me. The second (the Mayan church), combines a softer medium Asian artists are said to use artistically well and the harder medium in the first drawing, plus a little bit of dilution with a turpentine-like product. Still, I didn’t work over some of the “evil” white spots.
I’m not sure of what to make of all this. I’m just going to let them be as is, not in defiance of “standards” but because I like them that way. I’m stuck with that.
Yet, if someone wants to donate a nice set of Sennelier or Holbein oil pastels to me, I’ll happily accept those.
The marketing game ... better to go for quality, definitely...
 
 
"Dilemma" (c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 
"Tiny Mayan Catholic Church " (c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 


 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PROGRESSION: "WINTER FOREST DAYBREAK" - OIL PASTEL

Progression: "Winter Forest Daybreak" -- oil pastel on 11" x 14" smooth surface paper.

Feels like it's completed.



Working out shape and color ...



Scoping it out ...

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PENCIL SKETCH FROM GRANDAUGHTER 2 PHOTOS

Pencil sketch from photos I gathered of second granddaughter on 8" x 10" drawing
paper.

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg