Monday, March 2, 2009

Recent Work


Ediza Shore
10.5 x 10"
Pastel on Canson Paper

Here's one of the pieces I've been working on for the Studio Gallery show in April. I've flown over Lake Ediza in the winter and it is covered in ice. Funny to think of it in late summer, glowing luminous green in the morning. This was the view below my tent, where I would paint in the early part of the day.

15 comments:

TURCIOS. said...

genial!!!

Kate said...

Looks so serene, I love the rough texture of the rocks and the glassy smooth water.

Anonymous said...

Bill,

This piece is incredibly beautiful. It captures nature settled in a space where dreams are made.

BTW, I forwarded your blog to my Dad who told me that he spent a good hour viewing your blog. He was a very active collector in his day and enjoyed your work very much.

I will definately be at your gallery opening.

BR,

Charles K

RAWLS said...

Simple and beautiful. Nice work my friend.

dicet said...

absolutely incredible.
I can't wait to see the show!! I'll be the first one in line.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful. I so wish I could see the show in person. Will be rooting for you from afar. (Not that it's needed, but I'll be rah-rah-ing any way.)

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, so beautiful, the abstractness of the large area on top of the painting...

becky joy said...

I absolutely love your work, great color and light.

Joseph Cross said...

love your work!

TJ said...

This is lovely, Bill. You capture water better than anyone I know.

Yuuka said...

My first time seeing your blog, and it is very inspiring. Your work is wonderful! I'm inspired to try pastels, but I don’t know much about them (I usually watercolor paint). What type of pastels would you recommend? Soft or oil? And what type of paper?

Thank you
Yuuka

Celeste Bergin said...

gadzooks

Bill Cone said...

Thanks all for your support, and kind remarks. For those that can make it, I look forward to meeting you at the opening. For Yuuka, who asks about materials, I've answered this question before... actually several times. I think I should have a link to that info, if I can figure out how to do it. I use soft pastels, a mix of Terry Ludwig and Unison, with a few Sennelier thrown in. I use Canson Paper, mainly the colors 'twilight' and 'tobacco' depending on the subject. I currently do not fix my work. I'm in the stone age, technique-wise, but I'm fairly content with this primitive medium.

Anonymous said...

Bill- It was terrific meeting you at Wolverton. I really like your work and am looking forward to your next postings with the drawings from the back country trip. Hope there was no rain and that your food was palatable:-)
Margie Buckingham

Bill Cone said...

Hi Margie, Thanks for the note. The Sequoia trip was a great experience, both in the forest and the back country. To say we ate like kings in Wolverton would be an understatement. Much fun, and hope to do it again.

b.