Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pheasant Branch Evening June 7th

I got around to adjusting the values in the sky which I had originally painted much too dark that evening.  I was not sure I could paint that much lighter over darker pastel but I brushed a lot of the darker colors off and I think it worked out ok.  The ground is Pastelmat, a French paper made by Clairefontaine and it is one of my favorite papers.  It is not a sanded paper but still allows a lot of layering and comes in great colors for landscape painting.  This one was Buttercup which along with Maize are really nice ground colors for summer pastels.


  1. Really like this one ... I think the grass and trees are painted exceptionally well. Quite a realistic yet "painterly" effect. Just right.