Monday, January 21, 2013

Duck in pastels

5"x7" pastel
I painted this scene of this duck earlier in oil and thought I'd try it in pastels now that I'm back in Sarasota.  I left my pastels down here and spend much time working in this medium.  I have missed them and will take them up north this year.   I get bored easily working on the same subjects or with the same medium.  I wish I could settle into one but its just not how I work.  
I painted this on black pastel paper.  The colors of the pastels are so vivid.  I continually go back to the art store to buy more colors.  I'm really liking the very soft pastels.  The pigments lay down so nicely.  They are however more expensive.

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