This is another painting that I did of a field of flowers on a spring or summer day and I used those beautiful Terry Ludwig Vibrants to achieve the corals and pinks. There’s something about the winter time that makes me want to paint spring and summer while other artists are painting winter scenes. Looking at this picture with fresh eyes I see that I should have painted the middle ground shrubbery with lighter values to make it look further away and perhaps I’ll still scumble a violet over the greens to do the same thing. Overall I’m fairly happy with this painting and there is something inviting about the warm pinks and corals.
Field in Pink and Coral, Pastel on Paper, 9×12″
This painting started out as an autumn scene that I did back in September and forgot to write about it, but the pink colors remind me more of spring then fall therefore I calling this a spring scene. I really liked the pink tones in the photo that I was working from and wanted to convey a soft ethereal quality suggesting a light mist or fog. I was working a Pastelmat too which doesn’t take as many layers of color although I’m learning how to get more out of the paper, the Ludwig’s especially allow me to build on them since the layers of pastel seem to stick to themselves. In some places I managed to build up three of four layers which is better than my two to three layers originally. I also wanted to give the viewer the sense that it might have just rained so everything has wet shimmery, wet quality.
Pink Haze, Pastel on Pastelmat, 12×15”