"Into the Woods"
11"x 14" soft pastel (mostly Terry Ludwigs) on Art Spectrum Colorfix Suede
I worked on this Tues. in the comfort of my studio during a tremendous snow storm. I don't think I ever saw snow that dense and flakes that large. Even if I was a plen air painter I wouldn't be able to paint outside because the snow is way over my knees. Driving home from work toda , in yet another snow storm, I noticed that the snow banks were so high on the side of the road that I felt like I was in a bobsled or luge.
I started this one with thumbnails and value sketches and it really helped the painting go smoother.
Speaking of smooth, I like this paper, it may be my new favorite. I like colorfix and Uart but today I didn't want to work on a sand paper surface. It eats up the pastel and creates lots of dust. This one had just the right amount of tooth and I was able to add many layers.
I am working on pieces to send to two pastel society exhibits.