Monday, February 23, 2009
Ann's, take II
I was so entralled by the light in my photo of Ann's that I decided to try it again in pastel. I wondered if the glow of the house would seem brighter.........plus, I felt like getting my hands into some chalk again. It's amazing how much the oil painting and the pastel look alike until you take a closer look. I think that the oil painting actually got the light a little better, but I love the way it looks here. I was much more adventuresome with the color. It's hard not to be when there are hundreds of pieces of chalk, each one a different color, staring you in the face. It's so much fun to layer them and watch them change.
I started this one the same as my Epping Road paintings, on a piece of watercolor paper painted with red acrylic. I used the cold red this time though, alizarin crimson. And it's bigger than the Epping Road pictures.......probably 16X20. Since I can't cut a straight line, I'm not sure.
We are in the middle of yet another blizzard, so I spent most of the day upstairs in the studio. I took lots of pictures first, though, from the few places I could get to. I posted some earlier, but there are some others that I want to try painting. It appears that I will plenty of time. I am going nowhere for the foreseeable future.