Friday, July 20, 2012

Provinceland Dunes, Cape Cod Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Provinceland Dunes"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 8.5x11.5"
I blended this plein air piece more than usual to give it that softer look of these hazy days of summer. Color shapers, pipe insulation and fingers were all used to soften the edges. What do you think? Do you use tools to blend your pastels?


Jeanette said...

Beautiful soft light in this. The texture is perfect.

I look forward to sketching some dunes of my own when I go on holiday next week.

N Poucher said...

Jeanette, Thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful, creative work.
Enjoy your holiday and your sketching!

TyTy said...

I like how you softend it all out. I usually use my fingers because i like the feel, or i'll use an old bandana or paint brush. Did you do that from memory or were you there to sketch it all out? It's really good!

N Poucher said...

TyTy, Thanks! Fingers are usually my number one choice for blending. They're handy! The piece was first sketched out in the dunes but I reworked it in the studio.