All three landscapes are now finished and many learnings during the process. Have started thinking about this weeks studies and will post as I go. I am allowing myself short bursts of activity before and after work duties, just as I did prior to lockdown, keeps me focused and grounded – thank goodness for art in my life!
The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo’s. All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces. Never-the-less this first completed piece ‘Road to Patuha – II’ seems to have found it’s focus.
The first work, far left on my drawing board was posted earlier this week – the completed image below. Link takes you to my FB page Road to Patuha – the making.
Recently made this short video of my pastel painting process and thought it may be of interest to some. The link below takes you to my FB page and the short video. The making of ‘Road to Patuha’
This tiny pastel painting (2.5″ x 3.5″) on textured matt board was inspired by my morning drive to work. I have used both soft pastels and pastel pencils on this study. Below is the grey scale photo which helps me gauge the tonal range within the composition. Also below is the black and white sketch I made from the original photo.