formatting formatting
formatting

January 08, 2016
Experience the creative process with Jannelle Loewen
Art enthusiasts and aspiring artists often look at a painting and wonder, “How do they do it?”
We’ve recently had the pleasure of getting inside the artistic mind of master pastel artist, Jannelle Loewen. Below, she presents her process for painting Pink Sunrise.

Pink Sunrise:

I chose a large, peach colored ‘Mi Tientes’ sanded paper and drew in a very light general sketch using a darker gray pastel pencil. Next, I put in the sky colors - starting with the ocean horizon area and the sky holes behind the tree to the left. It’s important to make compositional decisions with the sky holes as well as deciding where your focal point will be. How do the sky holes, the horizontal color bands, the darker shapes, and the other bands of colors all coordinate with the focal point?

I put in the oranges and greens of the big rock focal point, all in warm neon colors. The warm tones of the focal point and the background will contrast sharply with the darker, cooler colors and values of the shaded foreground areas.

Next, I put in the darker and cooler colors - ‘Terry Ludwig’ darks, including: dark forest greens, dark reds, dark grays, blacks, and kelly greens. A variety of shapes and colors help with general visual interest. Remember – never duplicate the same shape, size, color, and texture for interest. There is nothing more boring than 3 or 4 humps of the same color, size, and shape – whether they be trees, bushes, rocks, or the like. Next, I took a photo of my work and put it into a photo editing program to play around with the colors and contrast to see how I could improve the painting. I discovered the brights were fine, but the dark contrasts needed darkening. Value is always something that we usually can improve on.

Jannelle Loewen regularly exhibits at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing. Our selection of her work features several beautifully framed larger compositions as well as many unframed originals. She is noted for her dramatic contrasts and sensitive depictions of light. Come to the gallery and see more of her breathtaking works in person.

Associated Artists
formatting
Associated News
  • August 28, 2015

    formatting
formatting formatting

 

News Archive
formatting
March 17, 2017
formatting
Opening Reception for Brooke Borcherding's "Deconstructions"
March 05, 2017
formatting
March News From Tsuga Fine Art
February 21, 2017
formatting
February News From Tsuga Fine Art
February 09, 2017
formatting
Artistic Accomplishments: Kathy Collins
July 12, 2016
formatting
TIPS | How to Create Your Own Gallery Wall
June 22, 2016
formatting
Art Awards
May 28, 2016
formatting
NEWS | New Artists at TSUGA - Winter/Spring 2016
April 19, 2016
formatting
FEATURE | Photography: Light Drawings and Lasting Impressions
February 26, 2016
formatting
FEATURE | At Home with Renate Dollinger - Part II
February 09, 2016
formatting
FEATURE | At Home with Renate Dollinger - Part I
December 19, 2015
formatting
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

Aside from raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, these are a few of Tsuga's favorite things!
December 10, 2015
formatting
From Globe-trotting to Paint-daubing, C.A. Pierce creates ethereal landscapes that awaken the imagination.
November 27, 2015
formatting
Give unique and meaningful gifts this holiday season.
November 03, 2015
formatting
NEWS | EAFA 2015 Juried Members Show - Opening Reception
October 08, 2015
formatting
FEATURE | The Stories Behind "Beauty Everywhere"
October 01, 2015
formatting
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing has a new website!
August 28, 2015
formatting
NEWS | TSUGA Artists - Summer 2015
August 15, 2015
formatting
NEWS | TSUGA Celebrates Woodinville
formatting formatting formatting
formatting
formatting
 
 

Site Map
Copyright  | My Collection  | Contact  

Mobile Version

ManagedArtwork.com

 

 

formatting