Continuing on with the color studies, I enjoyed doing this high key piece. I did not use an underpainting on this one, keeping it light using the white paper. And no hard pastels here just the super soft Senneliers and Schminkes.
Continuing on in the series, here is a more harmonious, analogous color scheme. As with the others, I am offering free shipping on the first day that it is posted in my Daily Painters Gallery and it includes a borderless, glass clip frame so it is ready to hang or slip into any standard 5x7" frame.
This little study went on quite the journey today. It began with a purple and yellow wet pastel underpainting. Working with a limited palette it went from strong colors to muted grays. It was scrubbed, wiped off, blended, glazed, hatched and somehow in the end returned to looking very similar to the original empty boat. I did enjoy the journey.
Second in a series of color studies. This piece has a cool red pastel underpainting rather than my usual cool pinks. I use hard pastels and a disposable spongy paint brush to scrub in the underpainting.
This piece will be available for $100 Tuesday in My Daily Painters Gallery. Shipping is free if you purchase the piece the first day that it is posted.
In November I seem to have a need to play with color. I plan on doing about a dozen of these boats with different colors, underpaintings, techniques, etc. I will be offering them in borderless 5x7" glass clip frames so they could be hung as is or easily slipped into a standard 5x7" frame. They will be priced at just $100 and if you purchase one on the first day that I offer it on Daily Painters the shipping will be free.
I'm happy to announce that I have been awarded an artist residency at the Margo-Gelb dune shack in the Cape Cod National Seashore for the next two weeks. The shack is very primitive with no electricity or running water. I will not have access to the internet so will be unable to respond to emails and if you do purchase my art, it will be a couple of weeks before I am able
to ship any pastels. Thanks for your understanding.
I love my light color Sennelier pastels for glazing. For example: the texture in the sunlit sand was created by very lightly grazing the side of a peach colored soft pastel over the darker base colors.
As promised, I will try and add a little bit of information about my work with each post. For "Last Light of Summer" I wanted to show a strong contrast of light and dark so I used Terry Ludwig darks for the top of the light and the shaded foreground. If you want rich, strong dark colors, you can't beat Terry's pastels.
This piece is up for auction in Provincetown Art Association & Museum's member's 12x12 exhibition and silent auction. Starting bids at $125.00. Bids can be placed through Saturday, September 10th. Good luck!
I was happy to be able to get outdoors with my pastels on Monday. The Peace Garden by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis is a favorite spot. I didn't realize that these little purple flowers are called "Pasque" or "Easter" flowers until I got home and looked them up.