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Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Wildflower Painting with Close-up Photos




'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!

4 comments:

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful painting and interesting process. The underpainting adds much depth to the final product.

Oh, and thanks.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful painting! Thanks for the close ups...just beautiful!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing the close ups. Only wish I could see them in person.

Karen said...

Thanks for the comments! It really does look different in person. For some reason this long narrow size doesnt show up well on the blog. I am going to try to take more photos of my works in progress so you can see my process. Thanks for looking!