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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wet Pastel Workshop - Waterlily Finished!

Here it is after adding some shadows, and removing some of the pastel on the leaves so the underpainting can shine through, and a bit of other tweaking. The photo isn't showing the brighter tones, the reds, yellows and oranges are much brighter than is being shown here - at least on my monitor, anyway. I am fairly pleased with it, and will put it away for a bit, then look at it again to see if it is worth selling.

I have some pastel portrait commissions waiting to be started. I think I will try this technique with them!

4 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Would love to see this in person as I can see little bits of color peeking out here and there! I've not heard of a wet approach to pastels before. I think I like it! It does add another dimension to your work.

Beth - IndieNorth said...

Oh Julie...how gorgeous!

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine today!

Julie B said...

Laure - It is much more colourful "in person". If you give this technique a try, I'd love to see the result! Thanks for dropping in to have a look!

Beth - Thank you. I am! I am! Two days in a row!

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

Beautiful !!!