Saturday, April 03, 2010

Tree Trunk Pastel Study, William O'Brian State Park

Plein Air by the St Croix River
Soft Pastel 5x7" on Belgian Mist Wallis paper
Just a little study to post today. The weather was warm this week (I'm in Minnesota) so took a little camping trip to William O'Brian State Park on the St. Croix river. I've whittled down the number of pastels that I bring with me when I'm hiking to a cardboard box of 60 Ludwig soft pastels and a few dark nupastels. It's great to always have my pastels with me but without the weight of a large wooden box, easel, etc. And I feel freer to create a little study rather than the more difficult task of a finished work of art.

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