Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beach Wrap

Beach Wrap, 8x5" pastel, Diane Mannion


Experimenting with pastels is forcing me to loosen up and see color in a different light.  Most of the colors in this drawing were changed from my photo reference.

A friend gave me a sheet of white Pastel Mat, much smoother than the Sennelier Pastel Card and I like it a lot.  Really holds a lot of layers, especially with this drawing… I kept changing my mind and colors!
Charcoal pencil sketch
Blocked color in and smoothed with rubbing alcohol for underpainting.
An early stage before I really loosened up and let go with the color.

Pleased with how this medium will inform my oils.  Wonderful way to do color studies!

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