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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Work in Progress Horse Pastel Painting

I am quite happy at how much I was able to accomplish today on this horse portrait. It seems that finding the right colors (pure or blended) is always the most difficult part of a painting, esp. when using pastels. I find it useful to write down or sort which pastels I use for a particular painting, or even a section of a painting.


5 comments:

Rosemary said...

So glad you had a great vacation! Thanks for sharing the photos! The horse looks awesome already! Can't wait to see it finished. I don't always post but do visit often - and am happy you are back!

Colette Theriault said...

Aw, thanks Rosemary; your comments are very heartwarming!

hmuxo said...

I LOVE it so far, Colette!!. Your WIP is always wonderful to follow. I also, have to put all my pastels in a separate box. Otherwise, I seem to forget which color I used, so I like to keep them together.

Cat Paintings said...

This is wonderful! How long did it take to complete?

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks Hilda and Don! I hope I can work on it more very soon. I have about 2-3 hours in it so far but then I tend to lose track of time when I paint...