Thursday, January 22, 2015

It Takes A Village

This pastel is in step by step form in my new book.

I did this one on sanded Sennelier paper which is becoming my paper of choice again.

It's a little rough on the fingertips until the grain of the paper gets filled. (yikes)
Although as a rule, I don't usually smudge and merge the pastel unless the painting is a skyscape or seascape.

The sunset is merged with my fingers. I 'sculpted' the clouds this way.All other areas of this painting are not smudged.

This is an unframed pastel 25.5" x 19.5"

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

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