Sunday, April 19, 2009

painting the Tidal Basin

This photo shows my value-based
under painting for "Tidal Basin"
a 16x22 pastel painting on
Wallis sanded paper.

And, the same piece
after adding some color.
This painting will rest
on a spare easel, which
allows me to study the
painting. Doing this gives
me the opportunity to
step away from the piece
and study it. It may set
there for a couple hours
or days. This gives me
space—physically and
mentally—allowing me
to critique the piece before
going back into it.

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