Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bicycle Trail

I have a request from a collector for a fall scene. This was based on a photograph taken last year. I added more color to the trees since last year like this was dry. I hope the colors will be much better this year.
This started as a watercolor painting but ended up on my reject pile. I then applied Golden ground for pastel over it. This has a tooth and if applied right will not leave brush strokes, but I was in a hurry and you will see brush strokes in this one. The pastel can be smoothed into the brush strokes but I like the look of pastel strokes. The background distant has the smooth look to help give the feeling of depth. 
10.5 x 11

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