Saturday, 25 May 2013

Dappled Shadows

Early spring mornings are a time of peace and tranquility at least I think it is in this misty scene. I like the combination of and cool pink, violets, grays and greens that I used in this landscape painting. I also like the softening effect the foggy atmosphere has on the trees and path. 

Dappled Shadows, pastel on paper, 9x12

Monday, 13 May 2013

Falling Spring Blossoms

Spring has to be one of the most beautiful seasons around here especially for the softer pinks and violets and I loved these trees as soon as I saw them although I’m really not sure what they are. I used a few pastels out of the Ludwig Vibrant’s set and mixed them with some nice neutral grays and greens to create a very spring like scene.

Falling Spring Blossoms, soft pastel on paper, 14×18”

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Tree By Moonlight

There’s something magical about moonlight especially the way it illuminates this tree as the fog drifts about. I don’t paint many night time scenes and wanted to give moonlight a try and really liked the way the moon seemed to bring out the soft and subtle greens, yellows, pinks and mauve’s in the tree foliage. I used my usual Ludwig, Unison and Girault pastels on Pastelmat.

Tree By Moonlight, pastel on paper, 12x15"