Tuesday, May 6, 2008
'Wetland, Co. Rd. 7' - pastel - 8x16 - field study
This morning started like a beautiful spring day in May. Sun, warmth, the buds just starting to bulge with the expectant revealing of the new leaf growth for the season. Frogs croaking, red wing blackbirds chirping and establishing territories, and YES....Ticks! Darn, they're back. This is a time of the year when I most like to take out the pastels and try to capture that elusive, feather weight quality that the new greens possess. This is just me talking, but in my head, oil paints are a little 'heavy' and slightly 'clumsy' for the incredibly delicate textures and subtle shifts in hue and intensity that I see out there right now. I'm not saying that oils aren't completely compatible with it ( no nasty emails please :), but I love what pastel will do for me at this time of year. Anyway, this is the result. Thanks for looking.