Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maine Marsh

Maine Marsh (version 3)
9x12 soft pastel on art spectrum colorfix
This is the third version of my marsh scene painted in the Robert Carsten workshop and I like this one the best.  When I attend a workshop I want to try everything the presenter has to offer.  In his demo Robert first covered his paper with 7 layers of pastel, yes 7! At first the colors and values did not matter.  After about 5 layers he started smoothing them together and the last 2 layers were consistent with the scene. The image painted on top becomes muted and atmospheric.
I have been painting both in oils and pastels but not blogging or posting on facebook for a while. Hopefully I will catch up, review my goals for the year and think about goals for next year.

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