"If you look into the past of a successful painter you will find square miles of canvas"
-Charles Hawthorne

Friday, November 20, 2009

High Key Paintings

I just got back from a great week on the South Carolina Coast. I attended a great workshop withStan Sperlak. One of the demos he did for us was to paint the marsh using only a few light value pastels. The finished painting had a wonderful and mysterious feeling. I thought it would be fun to try it on a couple of my variations. I only used 4 pastels for each of these and they were middle light to light value. The support I used was canson board prepared with pumice and gesso mix so it was quite rough. I think I will try a blue, green and purple version!

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