Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mixed Media


I liked the light in this photo of Carrie, her friend Melissa, and baby Allen. Inspired by pictures I saw in my pastel magazine, I set out to try it. Right away I had trouble because the pastel wouldn't stick to the underpainting. I still don't know why. So I decided to do it in acrylic. Working over the failed pastel drawing, it dawned on me to try mixing the two. Once I had the thing covered with paint, I tried the pastel again. At that point, the chalk did stick to the paint and this is the result.

You can't always do a winner..........
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3 comments:

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

oh my, another lovely pastel. You inspire me to pick up my pastels and work on that painting I started months ago.

Fearless Nester said...

Oh how beautiful...it reminds me of a Mary Cassatt painting

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

Fearless, you are right it does have that quality.