Saturday, May 26, 2012

"South of France" pastel study.

My latest small work in pastel. I was trying something new (again!) and tasting home-made colored pastel ground. I mixed up some amount of Colourfix and blueish-purple watercolor and applied it loosely on board.

When board dried I did initial sketching with pastel pencil.

Then I used some turpentine and oil wash of manganese-purple and titanium white to establish my values.

Lastly I went from monochrome to full color and finished my painting with soft pastels.

I would change few thing here in there, but I'm happy with my study, it served the purpose and yes -
I like the colored background.

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