Saturday, June 5, 2010

another try at Pastel landscape

Still working on getting looser and how to do leaves against the sky so the leaves and the sky do not look choppy.  I do not like the leaves and sky area in this and it is not fixable so I think I need to do some small practice studies so I can figure out how to get the look I want.  I tried a watercolor underpainting on wallis sanded paper on this piece.   The watercolor caused the paper to buckle even though I had taped it firmly - next time I will dry mount and see if that holds the paper flat while wet - it did flatten back out when it had dried.  As usual I overworked this so the entire underpainting is gone-   there were several areas that would have been lovely had I restrained myself and  let them peek through the pastels - this is small 8" x 10" -  It has been so long since I posted on blogger things have changed and I can't figure out how to left align the text - there it's fixed-

4 comments:

Ann said...

Well, I think it's gorgeous! I want to take a walk down that path with you.

Arena said...

I'm excited to see your blog active! And I'm glad you are making art. I'm cleaning closets...found my art stuff...

Barbara said...

Your blog is lovely! Sorry we have the cancer thing in common...

Anais said...

Beautiful landscape! For me it's perfect...Thanks for share it