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Friday, September 18, 2009

Pastel painting of deer update


I'm surprised at how fast this painting is progressing!! I'm actually enjoying painting all the leaves. Perhaps it is because of all the practice I got in doing the squirrel painting...or maybe because I find it so much easier to work on a dark suede or velour (such as this very dark emerald green) as the starting base color for the background.

2 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Colette, this is going to be a first-class work. You're right, having a green base colour to work into must feel like such a huge head start. It's always a daunting sight seeing a large expanse of white paper you just know has to be covered!

Gwen Bell said...

This is already so beautiful. Wonderful light! It's going to be a fantastic finished piece. Can't wait!