Friday, July 22, 2011

Branching Out

Last night was another evening painting under the setting sun at Chemers.  It was so much fun visiting with all the artists and talking with friends that I didn't finish my painting last night.  So today I put the finishing touches on it.  This is a 12x18 pastel on sanded paper from Kitty Wallis.  The fun thing about it was I started with a ink under painting in colors that supported the subject.  I typically start with a value painting in a dark nu pastel that I apply turp to get it into the paper.  It is usually a gray on color value under painting.  So painting with these colorful inks was very freeing and fun.  It created a value map in color the support the soft pastel.
The subject is from our local hiking park.  This is one of the pretty trails my husband and I enjoy hiking in Santiago Oaks Nature Park in Orange, California

Branching Out, 12x18 pastel is available through 
Chemers Gallery
17300 Seventeenth Street, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780
714.731.5432     info@chemersgallery.com

6 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Wow Dori, this came out beautifully!!

Pam Holnback said...

Love all the greens. I'm taking a PKR workshop in September! Can't wait!

Burlap Luxe said...

Loved your visit Dori!

Thank you for creating the beauty you do so well! I need to start paint more in art form less in furniture pieces. I find a passion in painting all things that cross my path.

Thank you dearest Dori from your friend Dore...Our names are spelt different, yet sound the same :)

xoxo
Dore

Julie Hill said...

Dori....having witnessed the development of this piece....I am in awe. Just fantastic!!! It really was fun all of us painting..and all our visitors too! I had to finish mine at home too...too much chatting...but love seeing everyone!

rosebella artprofiles said...

The painting is brilliant, love the way you used the colors.join us at art-profiles thanx.

Kerri Settle said...

I'm so incredibly behind on all of my favorite artists but it's been a joy to look at all your recent works! This painting is a real stunner - such a beautiful transition of colors and the dark tree masses really draw me in. Hope you're doing well!