Old Barn Window Graphite Final Part 4

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Well, here’s part 4 of 8 in my series of the Old Barn Window. This is the final product using graphite pencils and is 5″ by 5″ as all of the pieces will be. Again, I still have challenges getting the photos to more accurately depict the actual artwork, but this is pretty close.

I very much enjoyed working on this piece, and being only the second piece I’ve done in graphite I must say that I am very pleased with it. I learned a lot, as usual, and had a great time making this one.

For parts 5 and 6 I will be rendering the Old Barn Window in pastel pencil. Also, I’m thinking about having a bit of a contest when I’m done with all four of the Old Barn Window pieces. I’ll let you know more as I progress!

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First Still Life

Don’t worry. I really have been doing something every day. I’ve been studying and practicing and a few days ago I decided to try something new – a still life. Here are my results. I must say that I’m very pleased with it. It’s a 5×7 and done with soft pastels. Working on this was really quite relaxing. I tried not to over think the process or over work the painting itself. I literally had to force myself to stop and I’m glad/surprised/shocked that I did!

The next thing I need to work on is getting my photos to more closely resemble the actual painting. This one is close, but not exact. I guess there’s always something to fix!

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