Monday, September 6, 2010

Pastel Rose Demo

Home Depot Rose
3.5" x 4.5"
Little scrap of Pastel Card too good to waste, and only a little time to spare.  Took this snapshot while wandering around the garden section of Home Depot and have always wanted to do a painting of it.  This small study will be helpful for a large oil.  I use photographic reference the same way I would approach a plein air painting on location, creating an impression and interpretation, not a reproduction.
Pastel box, photo reference on computer, and easel setup in studio.
Stage 1: Blue pastel pencil on Pastel Card.
 Stage 2: Blue Nupastel for darks.
Stage 3: Naples yellow Nupastel for lights.
Stage 4: Local color added with soft and hard pastels.  Trying to see warm and cool areas.  Continued with this process, blending with Nupastels only.  Finished painting is above.

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