Monday, July 20, 2009

Still in the Garden

I am still in the garden, and at the same spot.  This is closer to what I wanted.  Wallis paper is amazing.  I used a vacuum cleaner to clean off the painting for re-working.  Not much pastel comes off!  

I have been looking at a good book, The Painterly Approach by Bob Rohm.  I am most sympathetic to this approach.  However, the success of a painting depends upon the initial foundation.  I started this pastel outside without a sketch, which is a big mistake.  One never knows where the edges are.  You can't pretend that the painting will not have edges.   The Wallis paper has edges!

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