Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pastel painting - "Fog Rolling In"

Fog Rolling In, 5x7, Pastel on board

I was in the mood for something moody today!  I had a hard time getting this one to look on the computer like it does in the painting - but this is pretty close.  In the original painting, the bottom looks a little more blended.  I made this one while sitting at our picnic table, in the shade of an oak tree.  It is about 85 degrees without a cloud in the sky, so I guess this is sort of an odd choice for such a beautiful day!  But I find I enjoy myself much more if I just paint whatever I am in the mood for at the moment.  If I try to force something that I had planned on and no longer feel like, it is always a struggle.  

My daughter saw what I was working on and ran in to get her own art supplies.  
Here is her version of my painting:

It was a fun morning!