'Winter Hush' 9x12 pastel
Here is a winter scene that is a bit different for me. I decided to leave it very soft and loose. I had planned on doing a more detailed painting but this painting had another plan. I blame it on the paper! I used a piece of watercolor paper that I prepared with pumice mix that was tinted peach. I thought that the texture of the paper would help create the lacy effect of the bare branches. That didn't happen! The brushmarks of the pumice mix were going in the wrong direction! So I did something I never do...I rubbed it all in with my fingers (yes I did Susan!!) and I actually liked the softness. I did go back and add pastel but I chose not to put in too much detail. Now I need to try another version and make my textured brushstroke work for me! That's the plan anyway.