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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Red Squirrels painting in pastel-update

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Hard to imagine that this painting is about 40% complete. I rarely attempt paintings of this size (17' x22") or one with such a complex setting such as this maple bush scene. I guess that is one reason why it is taking me so long. There are already many layers of pastel layed down and lots of mixing going on. I'm happy with it so far.

5 comments:

pencilportraits said...

Colette this is amazing, the bit I find so outstanding (it all is mind you) but the most real bit is the tree on the right, it looks as though you've pasted a photo onto it, the bark is just fab. Really really good. I am in awe!

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you so much for your comments Kari-Ann and for following my numerous updates. The bark on that tree is taking me forever tho.

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow, this is great! You are very brave for tackling all the leaves, lol. Can't wait to see how it turns out...I'm sure it will be gorgeous like all your work!

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

This is superb! Can't wait to see the finished painting!

Hugs,
Jade

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