View Full Version : Autumn -rock road- Demo

Tom Christopher
09-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Hello-- I started this tonight- I decided to photograph the progress:

First I started with a 24x30 inch sheet of gator board. I painted it a rose color with acrylic paint then added a layerof pastel ground mixture.


Next I draw out a rough design of the landscape.


Here i have added water to turn the drawing to a loose water color painting


Next I begin working on the foreground boulders and the fore trees. I am using Terry Ludwig darks and some nu pastel

just trying to hold the whole piece together.

Now i have identified the rock road and fore ground --tomorrow I will attempt to finish. i want to leave the background hazy and foggy so I will have to sleep on it

Lisa Fiore
09-23-2008, 09:01 PM
I'm definitely "pulling up a chair" for this one--thanks so much for sharing your process! It looks beautiful already!!:)

09-23-2008, 09:34 PM
I'm "pulling up a chair" also...your paintings are always so beautiful!

Kathryn Day
09-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Interesting process, will watch for the finish. Love the yellow and purple complements.

Winny Kerr
09-23-2008, 11:02 PM
I'm also waiting to see the progress, it is always so interesting to watch a demo, I learn a lot from it. Did I remember seeing a photo similar to what you are painting in the Ref. Library Tom? I've looked at that photo a few times and loved the brightly sunny background. But maybe it is not the same one.
Thank you for sharing your work in progress. Winny

09-23-2008, 11:51 PM
Thanks for sharing this process, I will be watching for more. What do you mean by pastel medium, is it a brand or is it a mixture? I am fairly new and am experimenting with different grounds, I want to know more about this.

Paula Ford
09-24-2008, 06:11 AM
I love your demos Tom. Can't wait for the update.

09-24-2008, 06:21 AM
Thank you!!!

09-24-2008, 08:25 AM
Thank you very much Tom. You know I admire your wonderful paintings and it is very interesting and helpful to see one of your works in progress.

Donna T
09-24-2008, 09:10 AM
Thanks so much, Tom! I love how this looks so far, especially the way the rocks seem to glow.


Tom Christopher
09-24-2008, 07:37 PM
Hello --i worked on this again today. I am at sort of a stopping point so I will likely shelve this for awhile and revisit it at a later date. ..thanks for commetning --Tom--


09-24-2008, 08:22 PM

nana b
09-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Beautiful! You really know how to make them glow with color. Thanks for sharing.


Donna T
09-25-2008, 08:32 AM
Beautiful finish, Tom! Thank again.


alaskan rose
09-25-2008, 11:02 PM
I agree, absolutely beautiful, Tom. Thanks for showing the process.

09-25-2008, 11:08 PM
:clap: Gosh, this is great! Such light coming thru those trees and along that path. Sure wish I were there!!! You have no idea how much I mean that!

09-28-2008, 05:39 AM
Gougeous work! Thank you for sharing!

09-28-2008, 08:45 AM
As a confirmed fan of your work it's great to see some of your process Tom. The way you inject light and drama in your work never ceases to inspire. Thank you for sharing.

09-28-2008, 12:31 PM
I love to see how you pull the image out of the underpainting. your work is gorgeous!