Caspersen Path, 5.5x8" pastel, plein air, Diane Mannion
Plein Air Pastel
Went through a stack of pastels I did awhile ago, destroyed a few, and some popped out that I didn't like at the time but do now, especially this one!
Scribbled on location one sunny morning. Mostly NuPastels on Canson Mi Teintes ochre colored paper. Magic happens when painting or drawing from life. It's a challenge locking in rapidly moving shadows and flashes of sunlit leaves, but this gives the drawing life and spontaneity.
Every drawing is practice for the next one or the next painting. If a violinist had to save every practice session, they would be stacked up like mine. And once in awhile, it helps to look back, purge the bad ones and keep the good.
CASPERSEN PATH, DAILY PAINTWORKS PICK OF THE DAY!