Monday, February 25, 2013
Still working on getting more accustomed to pastels. I thought as long as I was still out of my comfort zone in the medium I might as well work on my area of least experience which would be landscapes. I found this photo of the morning it snowed here last year (of course in central Texas we can only count on it every few years at most, even once). Artists who live near snow are so lucky because it reduces the scene into big shapes and values, which we artists are always seeking anyway. There's such a purity about those big forms and the rhythmic negative spaces they can generate. I may... maybe... might also paint this same scene and compare the two pieces, the pastel and the oil version. Same size. No promises but I like that idea. Ideally the oil version would be done en plein air. Next snow morning (several years from now most likely) I will try to plan on that.
Posted by Camille LaRue Olsen at 6:23 PM