Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mini Pastel Paintings







Last night we started a new session of pastel classes with Marsha Savage. Everyone was back from summer break and it was great to have our group together again! In class we did a paint-along with Marsha. She painted from her photo and we followed along. I found that I was finishing too quickly so as an extra challenge to myself I started four mini aceo size paintings. They are each 2.5 x 3.5 inches on various papers. I varied the colors in each one. My main painting which was 8x10 was a disaster at the end of class. I had trouble seeing the different masses of trees and bushes and kept making changes which filled up the tooth of my paper. At home I did some rescue work and I like it better. I'll post it tomorrow.

6 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think the top one here is especially lovely Karen. A beautiful contrast of saturated and scumbled on colour.

Liza Hirst said...

They are beautiful!

Cynthia said...

These are great...I do this quite often with my watercolor landscapes
and each with a different color combination can bring about some very interesting minis...as you did here.

Karen said...

Thank you Sheila. Liza and Cynthia. They were actually more fun to paint than the larger one!

Christopher Greco said...

I love the spontaneity and variations, simply beautiful.

Sherry Hendrick - Kuespert said...

Until recently, I had never thought of doing miniature paintings in pastel. I thought it would be a great way to loosen up since it's too small for detail. Yours are very beautiful and inspiring.