This time at Life Drawing Group we had our model pose as a man shoveling snow. Hard Pastel on Brown Canson Paper 12×19″
Nearly finished, I have a few adjustments to make. Now that I have gotten more adapted to using this surface I like it, and I like the smooth look. Still, I want to try something with more tooth to see if I like it better, although i think smooth is a benefit for a rose. I have found that blending the first layer of Neopastels with a blending stump, and then going over it with the softer Sennelier Oil Pastels gets the best results. Oil Pastel on Sanded Masonite 8×10″
Second sitting of Yellow Rose. I have the Rose done for the most part, but there are a few things I need to adjust. Sometimes I don’t see them until I take this photo. This surface, sanded masonite is just a little too smooth, and dark. I’m still trying out substrates. Neopastel on sanded masonite, 8×10″.
This is a Yellow Rose from my garden, the one with magenta edges is my favorite color of rose to paint. I thought I would do one in Neopastels on a coarsly sanded piece of raw acid-free hardboard 8×10″. I like this surface it’s like working on sanded brown paper. The different petals show various stages of application.
How would a landscape look rendered in three different material combinations, varying mediums and substrate? For now I am interested in clouds because of the limited colors I have available in some media. Plus, I just like clouds. 🙂
First Layer, Sennelier Oil Pastels on Brown Canson Paper 10×13″
First Layer, Neopastels on Brown Canson Paper 10×13″
First layer, NeoColorII (watersoluble crayon) on a white Pastelbord (masonite with sandpaper like ground) 11×14″ This layer is an underpainting for oil pastel.
Maybe I should paint one in Acrylic on Gessobord or Canvas Panel too? and/or a hard and soft pastel version on Pastelbord?