SCRUMBLE — A Blog About Pastel Art
Scrumble is a pastel painting technique of lightly touching the surface; the result is visually stimulating and very textural. My blog adapts that technique of scrumble, lightly touching on art and the art of pastel painting.
After the Snow
End of Year pastel painting, scene from my kitchen window, After the Snow, Pastel, 20x21. Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club.
And an end of year thumbs up to my favorite e-card website, www.jacquielawson.com. I've sent the cards for years and continue to be surprised and amazed at how beautiful they are.
Happy New Year to Everyone.Comment on or Share this Article →
Did I take liberties with the color? Yes! But not with the sky. It truly was that saturated with glowing oranges and yellows, flowing into the dark of a night sky. Reading your own color choices into a subject puts the fun into being an artist. Using pastel, strokes of different colors cross hatched into many layers perform the magic of color illusion and depth.
The subject here is a golf course, a long fairway looking toward the tee box, on to Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Richmond, TX.Comment on or Share this Article →
Hearts of Christmas
When my children were little, I gave each one a Christmas ornament that symbolized their year. The number of ornaments grew and decorated our family tree through college years. The ornaments then went with them for their own family tree.
Having special ornaments for the tree became important to me. So, when I was given a tiny glass red heart Christmas decoration, hearts became my new tradition: decorate the Christmas tree only with hearts. Now they grow in number and beauty each year. It is pure pleasure to unwrap each one in December and see it as if for the first time. Here's wishes for the love of Christmas to be in your home.Comment on or Share this Article →
A Perfect Christmas luncheon -- great friends and food, award for Most Improved Player, Golf 9 Hole Division, and a poinsetta that later posed for this painting.
For someone who enjoys painting people, the flowers are fun to do. Making a mistake is not like misaligning someone's nose or eyes, or getting the wrong skin tone. I think receiving the award made me as thrilled as making a sale. Improvement as a golfer is measured mathematically; it's a handicap formula. How is artistic improvement measured?
Happy holidays!Comment on or Share this Article →