Saturday, June 26, 2010
As I work to create new field scenes I made a small jump to Uncle Harold's farm. Making compositional adjustments I took out the mountains and added a lake or field in the distance. I know that I want something to gather distant light.
To create these studies I prefer to work subtractively. That means creating large shapes and erasing, sculpting my way through the pastel to create form. It allows me to make soft sections and lines in a way that is delicate. I used just one sepia colored pastel, rubbed it and erased. To erase so much you really need a tough paper. This is Twinrocker, hot press. The black was created by my erasing, not another pastel. This method is wonderful for just allowing the values to sing.