Mist and Fog

I’m trying to simplify my work and make it more abstract by times and decided to try working on a seascape involving much water, mist and rocks. I actually like the ethereal softness of this piece and think that it captures a somewhat melancholy mood. I also like the pink color of the clouds just above the horizon line which has been partially obscured by the fog; I think they lend a nice warm quality to an otherwise cool painting. I used Terry Ludwig and Unison pastels and Wallis Professional White Paper.

Mist and Fog

Mist and Fog, Pastel on Pastel Paper, 9×12″

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Spring Walk

I found a spring themed painting I did a few months ago so it might be a little out of season here in the middle of summer but thought I would post about it anyway. Pink is the dominate color and I’m really not sure what these trees are although I think that they might be cherry trees. I wanted to simplify the forms and reduce the amount of detail and make this a little more abstract and I think that I have succeeded with this objective. This puts me in mind of a spring day just when the sun comes out after a rain storm. I used my favourite Terry Ludwig and Unison Pastel combination again including a couple pinks from that scary Ludwig Vibrant set which is taking me some time to get used too however I do like to enliven and warm up my paintings with these colors too.

Spring Walk

Spring Walk, pastel on paper, 9×12″