Friday, November 1, 2013

Yellow Leaves, 12x12 pastel

Working from a photo I took last week in Yosemite National Park I found myself struck by the light.  It really was amazing to see the color, light and beauty this treasure holds.
For "Yellow Leaves" I laid down an under painting of direct color.  I use this method to work quickly,  Laying color down first, I stick to my values.  It is a good way for me to design a loose pattern of shapes and to cover the surface.  Once that is done I go to pastel.  I follow the under painting and make any alterations needed.  Pastel is wonderful for this, as it is opaque and covers well.  I leave areas of under painting coming through which gives the surface dimension.  


Dana Cooper said...

Love it Dori! Love reading about your process too!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Thanks Dana. Always good to hear from you.

Niharika Garg said...

Dear Dori,
Its absolutely stunning..could see your underpainting work..great job!