I painted something new for the show, having just sold one of the paintings that I had planned on entering! This was painted from a photo that I took driving around the beautiful area where I live. I have a couple of progress photos for those of you who enjoy seeing them.
"Evening Rising", 8x10, pastel on board
Available through Etsy
I started this one as I often do with a watercolor underpainting- you can still just see my sketch underneath.
Then I started putting in the rows of the plowed field, trying to get the right feeling of movement.
A bit more work on the foreground...
You can see that I got caught up here and forgot to take progress photos for a bit... :) Nearly done except for the back row of hills and a bit of work to the sky. I am noticing that the colors on this photo came out odd - too dark and too cold. No doubt the sun went behind the clouds while I was working! :)
And here it is finished again~
Thanks for looking!