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Friday, May 16, 2014

Floating Leaf painting

Just thought I'd share a little painting that is out of my norm!

I few months ago, I was experimenting with some new pastels and polychromos oil based pencils. I used one of my photographic reference of a floating leaf with  lots of colorful patterned reflections in the water. I was determined to finish this painting in a few hours! Although I did not achieve the results I was envisioning, I am content that I did try a different approach to painting which was to not spend hours and hours working it to perfection.

"Just Floating By"

approx. 5"x7"
pastel and pencil
Available for Purchase 
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  1. Colette, it's wonderful. Very different effect and so interesting.

  2. Thank you kindly Carol! Frankly, I wasn't quite sure how it would end up turning out but I just took a chance.

  3. So different and beautiful, Colette. I love the way you painted the water ... you can see the leaf "floating by". Wonderful work!!!

  4. Thanks Hilda! I enjoyed working with vibrant colors!

  5. Nice job Colette! It's always good to experiment and play around with different mediums and techniques isn't it? Looks like you had fun doing this. :)