Friday, April 18, 2014

Wildflower Field #33

"Wildflower Field #33" (pastel, 6x8 inches)  sold

Here's the other field from the same photo as yesterday's. This was a demo to show how surface and underpainting variances can affect the finished painting. This one had a watercolor underpainting on white Wallis paper. Below is the reference photo (greatly enhanced in Photoshop) and the other painting, which was on my usual gold-primed gatorboard with a warm pastel underpainting. In both cases, I allowed the underpainting to influence my application of pastel and color choices in the finished paintings.
enhanced photo

"Wildflower Field #34" pastel, 5x7
 A couple shots of me working on the underpaintings... (#34 is on top, #33 is below it)

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