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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Shopping on Chicago's Magnificent Mile SOLD

'Magnificent Mile' 8x10 pastel
I started this painting as a demo for yesterday's pastel class. We were working on using the side of the pastel to paint and trying to let our marks show rather than blending them all together. For those who usually paint with the tip of the pastel or do a lot of blending, it was a bit challenging but it did make us more aware of where and how we placed our strokes. It was a lot of fun. Next week we will be trying some paintings that will be just the opposite....mostly blended. We will actually get to use our fingers which will be fun for me...I always try hard to keep my fingers off my painting! It has been interesting to explore other techniques for applying pastels.


Kathy Cousart said...

Love this!! Everything about it- fabulous subject, composition and the colors are wonderful!! Really eye catching, beautiful!!

canvas artwork said...

nice subject and painting,yes very beautiful