This still life in Pastels shows a pastors resources as he prepares his message for the week. the yellowed and tattered pages look so real that you feel as if you got close enough, you could read the words.
When people look at one of my scenery paintings, I want them to feel the mood of the place as if they were there, breathing in the smells, hearing the sounds , and feeling the seasons. Winter scenes look so cold that you want to put on a sweater or a coat! I learned how to paint winter from the late George Worley, a southwest artist who knew how to create a mood better than anyone I ever knew. I remember him saying, " Don't paint sunshiny days when you paint winter! Winter, to look like winter , needs to give a feeling of cold. You want the viewer to shiver when he sees your painting!"
The other day as I was finishing up a painting of my parents walking down a wooded path in the Sacromento Mountains , another artist said to me, " I can...
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