Hey Guys. Thanks for stopping by to check out my pastel painting learning curve. It is STEEP, believe me. As you may already know, I cycle through a lot of different arts and crafts. This week it will be one thing and the next week my head will be turned by something else. Well, I am now completely obsessed with pastel painting and how to do it. At least as far as how I can my paintings look any good.
To practice my pastel landscape painting while surrounded by natural beauty, Les and I packed up our art kits and headed on out to Granite Mountain. The sun was shining, but the air was a crisp kind of cold- still too chilly to take off our jackets. As long as we stayed in the sun all was well.
Important note! I know my friends. You will try to say something nice about my poor paintings. Do not go there! They are my first and are admittedly very bad. I’m posting them in sequence to share my learning experience. So, don’t say anything nice, just please give constructive criticism as to how I can work more loose and painterly. It is seriously appreciated. In spite of watching my favorite pastelists on YouTube, there is still something wrong. Ah well, practice, practice practice.
I’m not happy with my final version, but at least I can see possibilities. Les and I are going out to Dead Horse Ranch this time. He’s packing up now while I’m goofing on the computer. Guess I’ll sign off and go help.
I’ll be sure to post the new learning and pastel experiments. Until then, Have a wonderful life.