Art by Jeff Knecht

Coffee Cup and Eggs

20 Nov 2011

This is what happens when you just start painting without doing the drawing first. Kind of a mess. But my point on this one was to see if I can create some muted colors with my pastels. I didn’t do so well.

I’m a bit depressed about the intensity of the colors in my paintings. I really want to get some nice lively grays, but I am really struggling. I’m beginning to see why some pastel manufacturers sell nearly a thousand different colors. This might get expensive if I don’t get it figured out soon. Either that, or I may have to find a new medium.

In the meantime, I’m going to go make some color swatches. Yuck.