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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Aspen Glory Pastel Painting 8x10

'Aspen Glory' 8x10 pastel
I had fun playing with this painting. It started out as a 12x16 demo for a class. While it worked to serve the purpose for the discussion in the class I wasn't happy with the painting. Sometimes that happens when you are trying to talk and paint at the same time! I had put it aside and decided to play with it today. The first think I did was spray some fixative so I could get more yellow pastel to go on. I simplified the foreground but in the end decided on an 8x10 crop.


Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful!... Those yellow trees are just glorious!!!

Marilyn Hantla Russell said...

The pink in the sky is such a great counterpoint to the dark of the earth around the trees! Isn't it a great feeling when tweaking makes you finally happy with the painting? I enjoy all your work, keep painting.