Monday, September 27, 2010

Forest and stream in pastel

Forest and stream, pastel on 14'' x 10'' (35 x 25 cm) CP watercolor paper. This is from a new re-established stream in Moesgaard Forest, Aarhus.

This started out as a watercolor, then a gouache, and then I nearly gave it up - I could not get the colors I wanted in gouache, because they tend to change color when they dry. So I tried to use pastel on top of the gouache, and I think it was rescued. I like the water and the light, but I'm really not happy about the way I made the leaves. Next time I'll try another way to paint/draw leaves in pastel.

No comments:

Post a Comment