|9x6 pastel and watercolor on uart|
All I am trying to do is create a believable landscape with the kind of color that makes me say ,"ahhh." Some parts in this one work and some parts need tweaking. (next time) One thing have learned is that it is just as important what colors are underneath as what colors are on top. I carefully dance the pastel on top so that the light from the color below glows through the top layers. Some marks are smudged, pressed, brushed, erased and some just placed on like a whisper.
One more great quote from Carlson,
"Trust your feelings entirely about color, and then, even if you arrive at no infallible color theory, you will at least have the credit of having your own color sense."
It was perfect timing to read that. I am now beginning to reread Robert Henri. More about his writings next time.
By the way friends, I am sorry if I have not made it to visit all the blogs I normally enjoy seeing. I still love seeing your work and reading your posts. In time I will be back completely.