"If you look into the past of a successful painter you will find square miles of canvas"
-Charles Hawthorne

Friday, October 30, 2009

Variation #50 Fixative and fingers in the paint!

'Variation #50'                  5x7           pastel
Now this one I really had fun with!  It started out on Uart paper with an oil paint underpainting which was applied very thin and drippy. After I put down a few layers of pastel I sprayed fixative (my can is getting low!) Then while the fixative was wet I went in and spread the pastel around. When it dried I was able to add a few more layers of pastel. I have been choosing my colors in advance for the last few. It helps me keep the flow of the painting if I already have my colors selected.

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