'Dancing Wildflowers' 16x20 pastel
I'd like to share some photos of my process for this painting. My inspiration for this one is actually one of my older paintings. I wanted to use the painting as my reference instead of using photos. I chose to put down a layer of hard pastels which I washed in with turpenoid. As the turpenoid dripped I turned the paper in different directions so I could get a tangle of grasses with the drips. I then added my softer pastels when this underpainting was dry. The result is a similar subject but a different look to the finished painting.