Wednesday, August 31, 2011

High Grass Trail

This is what my allergies just love.  Even though my eyes start to water I  think it is wonderful to be out hiking in the tall grass every once in a while.  
I enjoyed the handling and laying in of color with pastels on this and feel a little abstract application coming on.  I found myself working in vertical and horizontal strokes, loving the balance of each mark. I think what I love most about pastel is the fun of the application.
High Grass Trail, 14x11, soft pastel on Pastelmat paper
$475

7 comments:

Megha Kapoor said...

beautiful pastel work i loved the experimentation you have done with the medium.

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting. I love the lead in with the gorgeous colors. Really like the way you painted the trees in the background and the greens there. I can see the strokes that you mentioned and really like the dimension they give the painting.

Lars Käker said...

This is a lovely art blog with brilliant artworks! I am very impressed!

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carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this one Dori!

Dana Cooper said...

There is so much to love about this one Dori! From the saturated color in the foreground, to the sense of depth and atmosphere in the background, and your mark making, it's really beautiful!!

Angela said...

All the colors in this work so well together. Love the trail.

Helen Read said...

Wonderful use of color! Love the nearly abstract effect, too!