I’ve been having fun doing some pastel paintings lately. I’ve been starting with a watercolor underpainting and then layering the pastel on top of it. I’ve found that this practice has been helping me with my watercolor paintings color choices and design.
A new pastel of one of the water lily flowers we had last summer. 12″ x 16″ pastel on paper, available.
Happy New Year everyone! This year you are going to be seeing much more paintings and drawings from me. In the past, this website has been an amalgam of all my interests, starting this year I’m dedicating it to my paintings, drawings, processes, and inspirations. I’ve archived all my blog posts that don’t relate directly […]
A study I’ve done for a larger work in progress. Goldfinch and Apple Blossom, watercolor on paper.
School and work have been keeping me busy, but I’ve been able to make time to get some art made. The ink sketch is for an illustration course I’m taking. One more step and ill be finished with the class. Both water colors are works in progress. The pencil sketch is an example of a […]
“Orchid, Cattleya Peckhaviensis” © 2012 J. W. Hardin While in Florida recently I saw a lot of flowers I don’t get to see in the Midwest. Our friend Alexis has an orchid house which we had fun going through a few times and I took some photos of the flowers. This flower, Cattleya Peckhaviensis, […]
Forsythia Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 9″ Available for purchase in my store, here.