Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I can't accomplish what I set out to do. That's what happened in this last wc painting, everything below the tree line looked like mud, and my attempts at improving it only made things worse. I was faced with 2 options, throw it out and start over, or get out the soft pastels. I chose the latter, and once again they rescued an otherwise failed effort.

In this sketch, everything below the trees is pastel over a previously painted foreground.

Idaho landscape II...6x8"....wc & Pastel

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hmmm. I would have loved to have seen a photo before you made the fix! It looks so clean and fresh -- hard to imagine that there's REALLY mud under there!