This blog is a step-by-step creation of a pastel painting done all in blues, beginning with an alcohol wash, to tone the surface. I started with white Wallis Museum paper, mounted on foam core. After lightly stroking my chosen violet pastel on the surface, I brushed it evenly with denatured alcohol.
Next I began blocking in the dark and lighter value shapes
Now I begin to develop the idea further
Further development of lights and darks, including the sky.
|Step 4. I am now working on the sky, and some darker areas of the shadows. The day was cloudy, with some grey clouds scudding along in the distance. I begin to add some detail to the palms|
Time for shadows and detail
Finished Painting, "Just Blues", 11" x 14", available unframed for $75.00