Still stumbling around with my pastels. Just trying to find that old comfort level and confidence to be a little more sure of what I am doing. I think I need to paint all the time. Not happy with values and color in the shadows. Needs the rich late afternoon contrasts. So, I just keep painting
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tree in the Canyon 18x12 pastel on wallis SOLD
This is my favorite tree to paint. Late afternoon light is challenging because it is so luminous and fleeting. This was done from a photo which is good in someways (light stays still) and disappointing in other ways (the camera just does not pick up the beautiful color of late afternoon). I am taking a photoshop class where I hope I might be able to put some of the things that makes me want to paint a subject like this...back in the photo.