Pastel and Metal Leaf Painting

Pastel and Metal Leaf Painting

This is “Santo” a pastel and silver leaf painting on Strathmore toned gray 400 series. The image is 16 x 20. I wanted the moon behind the model’s head to like a halo, plus he had such a look of innocent wonder on his face. Thanks to my beautiful...
Blending Tip

Blending Tip

First, whether you are working with pastel, charcoal or graphite, apply strokes lightly so as not to score the paper or embed the medium too heavily into the surface. This will help you when adding subsequent layers, and makes it easier to use an eraser to lighten or...

Art Market vs Street Art

This video examines the art market in a critical, yet amusing way. Street art isn’t the first subculture to have an odd relationship with the art market. When the impressionists held their own exhibitions, outside of the Paris Salon, they changed the art world forever. But today’s art fairs make the Paris Salon look like a yard sale. So, in this age of market dominated art, has it become any easier for subcultures to maintain their integrity? Will street art hold its own or will history just keep on repeating? This is a thought-provoking and informative video series.