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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rooster Painting 7x5 pastel

'Cock-a-Doodle-Doo' 7x5 pastel
I couldn't resist painting this guy! It is done on salmon color LaCarte paper which is great for animals. I did the finishing touches with some Girault pastels. I forget how useful they are especially for the finer details. Today Jayne and I went to our local Pearls which is going out of business. Everything was 50% off. I stocked up on tape, glassine, fixative and a few pearlescent pastels for my shell paintings. I also got another small watercolor set. I plan on bringing them on my upcoming cruise. I have to try them out first but I think they will be fun to use.

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LĂșcia Russo said...

What a fantastic painting!
I love pastels but I think it1s so difficult... but I'm still trying and trying.
great work.


Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous with the red and turquoise

Karen said...

Thank you Lucia, Pastels are wonderful. Keep practicing and it will become easier!

Jo Castillo said...

Wow! Those are hot colors. I love red!

Karen said...

Thanks Cynthia. I wasn't sure what background color to use at first but then I thought....of course we ned turquoise!