Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Forest in Spring

'The Forest in Spring' 8x10 pastel
It is funny what I end up painting when I can paint whatever I want. I flip through my reference photos and pull out the ones that strike me. Yesterday it was apples and today it was this forest scene. I have had this photo for a few years now but it just hit me today for some reason. This is painted on Pastelbord. I tried to do a watercolor underpainting but for some reason the water just beaded up. So I did an alcohol wash instead. That worked out better.

2 comments:

Susannah said...

Oh My. This just stunned me. The beauty is mesmerizing. I love it.

Karen said...

Thanks Susannah. I am trying to be loose and bold and paint from some not so great reference photos.