It's a quiet Monday afternoon. I am doing what I love to do most on afternoons like this. I just completed another pastel painting.
6" x 8"
Pastel on Wallis Professional Grade Sanded Paper
I didn't use my usual blue and yellow underpainting. Instead, I tried beginning with an underpainting of contrasting temperature. I used pastel and painted odorless turpentine over it to melt the color into the paper.
I blocked in color in the usual way, beginning with darkest darks. Also, I begin with more subdued tones and work my way up to the most brilliant colors.
I'd like to spend the summer here.
My studio assistant, Sam, saw his reflection in the wrapped pastelbords in my studio. He was rather annoyed. He spent most of his time guarding the "other dog" and growling menacingly at it.
"Who let you in here?"
"Mommy, he won't leave!"
"Maybe if I sit up, I'll scare him away."
Until next time,