Monday, February 24, 2014

First Snow, 2 3/4" x 10 1/2", Pastel painted on UArt 500 sanded paper

One of my teeny tiny paintings..... I was showing a student how I would do a watercolor underpainting on UArt... paper, just toning the paper actually. I used a small scrap of paper, and for some reason the colors spoke to me, so I thought I would try a sketch.

For reference, I used a small gouache sketch I did a while ago from a photo I took at Sunken Meadow State Park a few years back. I'd always wanted to do something larger, lol.... this isn't larger, it's about the same size... I guess my next step will be to go larger, I kind of like the color palette, something different.

First the pastel:

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Now the underpainting:
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And here is the gouache painting:
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Scrapping the Sky, tweaked just a bit.....

I felt the need to tweak this just a bit. There was a light spot on the right that I liked in my thumbnail, and I wanted to add it to the finished piece. I like the bit of tension that spark of light adds to the painting.   I also strengthened one line, to make it come forward a bit.

Getting a good photo is always a challenge.  This is close, but I think my first photo is a better example of the colors and edges.....

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