Day 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge
5x7 Soft Pastel on Canson MiTeintes Touch - black
This little tree is famous on Plum Island. It used to have a companion tree but that came down in a hurricane several years ago. I have heard them called the bean and the pea and also the ball and the glove. Now it is just lonely.
Just day 4 of the challenge and I am losing speed, this little painting didn't look like it was going to happen. It is amazing how just one stroke can pull it all together (or turn it into a wiper!)
What is different:
- I worked on black and tried Stan Sperlak's scratch technique - I think I need a different pin.
- I remembered Ed Chesnovitch's advise to keep it abstract as long as possible.
What I liked:
- The black ground helped because I didn't have to remember to put the darks down first.
- I underpainted the grasses with an orange and when I set in the water line it kept bleeding through.