Thursday, 11 July 2019

Winter Joy

'Winter Joy'
Best Still Life Pastel PSVA 2018
In winter I look to pansies to give some colour in my garden.  The old tin containers worked well as planter pots (I am not one to throw out anything that could have a second life).  Everyday I would admire the random growth and the rich colour of the green leaves.  The sprinkling of flowers was a standout.  Now they will survive many more winters.

This painting began with pastels being wet down with water and alcohol which gave an intriguing spider web effect which I chose not to cover in some areas of the painting.  Keeping edges soft and pulling out the subject from the washed background was my chosen approach.

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