Thursday, July 4, 2013

Arboretum drainage pond

This is a small (8x9) pastel I started as a plein air sketch one morning in June of last year and finally got around to finishing today.  The new drainage pond the UW Arboretum installed last year is good place for painting tall trees and reflections.  The paper is Pastelmat  which I really like; it can hold alot of layers.  I especially like the paper color "Maize" for summer landscapes and for the underpainting I used shades of hot pinks and purples which I thought worked out pretty well.

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