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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Variation #51 Winter Sunset

'Variation #51'             5x7            pastel
This painting is another experiment with texture. It was done on a piece of Uart 600 grit paper. After my first layer of pastel I sprayed a liberal amount of fixative and while it was still wet I drew into it with the back of a thin paintbrush. When it was almost dry I started to drag soft pastels over the fixed areas. You can see where it skipped the low areas and left pastel on the raised areas. I find that Terry Ludwig pastels work good for this technique because of the softness and the shape.

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