Thursday, September 23, 2010

More and No More

The oil was done while it was misting. It was time to stop when the water beads started gathering on the palette. The Hancock barn view is pastel over acrylic wash again. Unfortunately, the photos of these pastels over wash mislead. The pastels are flatter and more blended than they appear here. Reds tend to separate out in photos whereas they stay flat in the real thing. I know the handling is rough, but that's a consequence of the pitted paper, and what I am after. I like the compositions, which reward a second or third look.

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