Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Playing with the Landscape

'Ranch Evening' 12x12 pastel
Today was playtime in the studio. I painted 4 versions of this scene and I have 2 more in the works. In each one I tried different ideas to break away from my usual approach and to have some fun. For this one I did a bold underpainting with Cretacolor pure pigments. Next week I begin my monthly Pastel Master Class and our focus for the first class will be playing with the landscape and trying techniques to help make an ordinary reference photo into an interesting painting. I can't wait!

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