'After the Rain' 11x21 pastel
A fun day in the studio! I finished a new wildflower painting and did some landscape studies. I am about to start an acrylic landscape if I don't run out of steam! I wanted to show some close-up photos of the painting as well as a photo of the underpainting. A little about my process: I used UArt paper and did an oil stain underpainting letting it drip. I moved the board around as it dried to get the drips to change direction. You can still see them in the painting because I didn't want to completely cover them up. I used my selection of Great American and Terry Ludwig pastels with some Giraults. I wish these large narrow paintings photographed better. It is hard to appreciate the scale in this photo!