Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Water's Path - Willochra Creek "WIP"

Work is 47.5cm high x 68cm wide.
Burgundy Art Spectrum Colourfix

Working on a large oil painting I found that I am having withdrawals from my pastels so while I wait for paint to set some more I thought I would start a Wip.

I started this one by finding my lightest lights (as I usually do with pastels) and my darkest darks. The darks I normally don’t find all of them at this point of my work but found after working with my latest oil painting, which I used the grisaille method, I am much more aware of the tones. I recommend a grisaille to anyone that has trouble identifying tones in their work.

The taller eucalyptus tree on the right wasn’t positioned very well as it was dead centre. I knew this before sketching onto the paper and moved the tree across on what is hopefully a much better position. It will also allow the eye to travel through to the background taking away the feeling of being trapped when viewing the painting.

Golly I can't stop yawning...... I do find pastelling so relaxing and could crawl up in a corner somewhere and have a snooze but instead I will go and cook the evening meal for hubby and I....cheers for now!

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2 comments:

Katherine said...

Nice start - it's really interesting to see how you start these as I'm never this restrained!

I've highlighted your blog on today's blog post abou the Pastel Journal's new blog
http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2007/05/pastel-journals-new-blog.html

Susan Borgas said...

Sometimes I wish I wasn't so restrained but alas can never break away from it! LOL

I saw your post last night and now do have the Pastel Journal listed in my feeds as I think it could be very interesting to follow.

Also thanks for highlighting my blog Katherine. It is a bit uncanny how I happen to be starting a pastel Wip at this time; it worked out well.