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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Few Mini Pastel Paintings

Today I'd like to share a few of my latest mini pastels. Each one is 2.5 x 3.5 inches on archival pastel paper. Doing these little studies are really helpful when trying to simplify the landscape. These were all timed and took 6 minutes which also makes you simplify. There just isn't enough time to put in too much detail. These little studies are also a great way to work out colors and composition for larger paintings. I am all ready to paint this evening and I am breaking out my new Jimmy Wright set of Great American pastels. They are gorgeous!

These little paintings are available for $20 each. The top one is sold already. Email me at kemstudios@yahoo.com if you are interested.


Sara Mathewson said...

Love all of them Karen!
So, fess up, how many Great American sets do you have? LOL!

These are truly little gems.


Karen said...

Lol! Hmmmm I have probably 5 sets but three of them were won as prizes so I don't count them in my pastel budget! :)

David Patterson said...

These are wonderful Karen...love 'em!

Karen said...

Thanks David! Great to hear from you!