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.