Sunday, February 8, 2015
Mike Beeman is fast becoming one of the better known pastel artists in America. He is a gracious man who generously shares his knowledge of the medium during his demonstrations and workshops. Mike will be giving a workshop hosted by the Laramie Art Guild in Laramie, Wyoming on 2/21/2015. Interested parties may call 307-399-5763 for details.
|Mike Beeman demonstrates the painting of a chickadee |
on UArt using alcohol
as a medium for rendering the under-painting.
|The background & mass of the chickadee are loosely rendered.|
Outlines are virtually non-existent allowing corrections
of shape and color to be established both within and outside the figure.
|Specific details of the beak and eye are accentuated|
and a greater value range established.
|Mike paints with the pastel medium as he demonstrates |
the rendering of a chickadee and a common sparrow.
|Please note the transfer of colors both within & outside|
the figure. Middle values were established first
and lighter and darker values added afterwards.
The sharing of these hues prevents
the bird from feeling like a "cut-out"
pasted onto the background.