August 22, 2013
I am experimenting with something new. Can you tell which painting was done on pastel paper? The reason I am trying this is because quite a few years ago I purchased two big packs of pastel paper at an estate sale. Since I am some what frugal, at least I like to use what I have, I tried doing watercolor studies on it, some pastel work (I have never had any instruction with pastel and never seem to do anything worthwhile with it) and some charcoal. So I thought why not do studies with oil on the paper. It turns out to be a really nice surface to work on. I'll try gluing it to foam board and framing it. I'm not sure which painting I like better. The second one is kind of moody and I like the greenish neutral background with the color of the figs.