Sunday, 22 July 2007

Woodland moss

Woodland moss, pastel on paper, 30x40cm

This is the first of the many impressions from last week: a quick pastel onsite from which I then started a small oil painting yesterday:

Oil on canvas, 40x40 cm

I kept working on the oil this afternoon and only then went back to have a look at the photos I took - the pastel is very loose and the colours are pushed far away from the original sap and light greens to add more impact. The pen and wash sketch was the last of the three - going back to the original composition.

Pen and wash, 21x28 cm

From these first three ones of the same scene, I can now go and simplifying and abstracting further - both with oils and pastels.

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