Saturday, 7 July 2007

Desert colours

I had planned to work on a series of landscape paintings - mainly in pastel, when I had come back from Israel in Spring. I started with exploring colour ranges and different underpaintings to get a feel for the desert in Spring. This is one is so far the only one colour study for this.

Spring in the sky, pastel on board, 50x70 cm

The palette consists of light blues, turquoise and various Earth colours (my new acquisition of a Unison Natural Earth set has come in very handy), mixed with a few vibrant colours such as orange, yellow green and red, as in this detail of the horizon line:

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