Sunday, 28 February 2016

"Artist at Work" - Montsalvat

"Artist at Work" - Montsalvat
on Canson Mi Tientes Sand (49cm x 34cm)

Another Montsalvat painting... but who can resist.  When at Montsalvat with the Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia en plein air painting group one fellow pastelist propped herself on an old stone wall to draw what was in front of her.  I loved the way she sat, slightly turned with her elbows tucked in resting on her hips.  Her hat was actually yellow on the day, but I thought red would help to draw your eye to her as the focal point.  I am now looking for opportunities to put figures in my paintings as she was such fun to paint!  I am wondering will she recognise herself?

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