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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cattails Plein Air Pastel Painting

'Edge of the Pond' 8x10 pastel
Here is another plein air painting I completed last week in South Carolina. It was drizzling when we visited the pond so instead of setting up our easels we sketched and took notes. I did a 2x3 color study of the cattails and took it all back to the house to work on the painting. I love getting up close and personal in the landscape. As much as I am attracted to wide open spaces I still manage to find something to zero in on like wildflowers or some cattails by the edge of the pond.
I had a fantastic time teaching two workshops this weekend. Thank you to all of my students. It was great to see you again and to meet new pastel lovers as well. I will post pictures and a report tomorrow.

5 comments:

Leonid said...

Hi!
I like your work and evident progress from year to year and from painting to painting. I have a question: what kind of paper are you using? ( color, texture etc.). It will be fine to see a sample of you work from first "wash"

Karen said...

Thank you very much Leonid. I appreciate you taking the time to view my work. I use a variety of paper and underpaintings techniques so they are all different. My current favorite paper is UArt paper. I will try to work on getting a new work in progress posted.
Thank you again!

Leonid said...

Is it a white paper as a rule or...?

Karen said...

I usually do an underpainting or tone a white or cream color paper. Rarely do I paint on plain white paper.

Leonid said...

thanks. I took your blog in favotite section of my link collection.