Sunday, November 8, 2009

Today I'm working on a pastel painting that's the largest I've ever done (20x16"). I thought some of you might be interested in seeing how pastels are layered so I decided to post this work in progress. Most pastel artists work from darks to lights, layering colors and smudging them with fingertips. The dark shadow around the window top is going to be a mass of trailing flower vines in pinks and purples. At the bottom of the window will be a box filled with other blooms in reds and yellows.
It's time to get back to work on the dishes in the panes....that are a pain....and taking me a very long time.

3 comments:

hula-la said...

Cool. Can't wait to see the finished product! Keep us posted.

Canace said...

I love to see works in progress... keep 'em coming Denise!

margaret said...

The door to another mystery opens a crack - thanks for the explanation!