Monday, May 18, 2015

How to get started in pastel painting, youTube videos, oil paintings birds cardinals

Greetings!  Oh Happy Day! 

If you are new to painting in pastels or would like to get started, I just launched my first teaching video which covers materials for painting in pastel.  These videos can be seen on YouTube under Tracy Haines Fine Art. 

 (In the last post I wrote out materials that were discussed in the video for your convenience. )

Fresh off the easel:

I love the attitude in this little guy! Just look at his body posture.  Cardinals, especially, seem to convey attitude in the way they hold themselves and stare you down. This one is a 6x6 oil on Ampersand Gessobord and is mounted on a black 8 1/2x 10 1/2  plaque, as shown. It's ready to hang.
$ 95.00

In my next video I will demonstrate how I do a pastel painting on sanded board. Stay Tuned!

Today's Quote:

I heard this while listening to Lesli Saeta on the podcast, Artists Helping Artists:

" You get one chance in this world to enjoy every day and if you don't enjoy it it's your own fault, when the day's done. The more I do the better."   So true!  I love that.

Today's Studio Tip:

Once you have laid in the foundation of your painting and you are at the point when you can put the left brain to bed and start using the right side,  listen to a podcast of Artists Helping Artists.  I have learned to much listening to these fantastic, free and information-FILLED podcasts and love that I'm multi-tasking.  If you don't like to listen and paint at the same time, then try downloading these to an i-pod or from your smart phone while you walk or jog.

The podcasts are about an hour long, so you can knock out a 2-3 mile walk and get exercise!  Again-multi-tasking! 

Below is a preview of some new styles of painting I am trying out.  I will be unveiling these at the next Summer Art Market June 13 and 14th at 2nd and Grant in Denver, booth # 6. Please stop by!

Aspen a'Glow is a 30x40x2" mixed media ( charcoal, pastel and acrylic) painting on gallery-wrapped- style Birchwood. Sides are painted black and it is ready to hang!  $ 1200.00  Free shipping

Have a wonderful, beautiful, joy-filled day and be sure to enJOY every minute of it!

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