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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Another pastel - landscape study


Reflection - 6x8" Oil Pastel on paper
©2009, Helen Read
$45.00
matted in white and ready to frame
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Here you can see, I am still experimenting with what this medium can do - and especially paying attention to underlying value structure to give an abstract interest and "skeleton" to the painting. Also working with color combinations to see what becomes of blending and shading.
The outcomes are intriguing to me. This one almost assumes a impressionistic feel with some of the colors that started to predominate. With these studies, I'm looking for a sense of place rather than an actual place. And I'm looking to create a lyrical feel to the color as well. They are small, but fun to do - to see what becomes!!

2 comments:

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

NIce! I first saw this on Daily Painters... love the colors in the trees.
Kathleen

Helen Read said...

Thank you, Kathleen! So nice of you to find me and come for a visit!

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