Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Creek

'Winter Creek 1' 5x7 pastel
I am experimenting with winter scenes. This one is on Wallis Belgium mist paper. I blocked in all the darks first then some blues under the snow in shadow. I then used fixative to lock in the darker colors and give an icy texture to the snow. I used pale yellow and peach for the sunlit snow. I didn't use white at all. Trying to capture the feeling of cold which works for me on this cold day in Georgia!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these last 2 winter paintings!
Debbie

Karen said...

Thank you Debbie. I appreciate your comment.I am working on a new winter series so there will be more!
Karen

Carly Clements-Hardy said...

Karen,
love the way this painting captures the cold wintry feel of snow along the creek bank! The abstract composition makes it more than a winner!

The painting of Jazzpurr is awesome, too!!
carly

Karen said...

Thanks Carly! I was going for cold in this. I appreciate your comments. So good to hear from you.
Karen