Thursday, 30 August 2012
Minnesota 2012 Plein Air trip with pastels.
This month was filled with impotent events ,
but this trip was something I was especially looking forward to..
I had wonderful opportunity to join Richard McKinley
and his mentored group of advanced students in "Next Level Pastels"
Plein Air workshop in Minnesota.
It would be very hard to pick up more impressive location. Majestic lake Superior,
rushing rivers, beautiful rock formations and waterfalls - we were surrounded by all those wanders.
Not to mention the forest... what reminding me forest of my native country -
white birch, aspens, lot of light.
With all this in mind it was very hard to choose what to paint.
I decided not to attempt come home with some finished paintings,
but rather dedicate my time to in-deep sketching process and learning techniques.
In this post I would like to share some of my works on different rock formations.
None of those is really finished with exception maybe the first one,
but all those studies had to offer something interesting and I truly enjoyed working on it.
All works are 8 x 10" and smaller, Wallis paper, mixed pastels.