This is the painting I did yesterday down by the Virgin River in pastel. The light was changing fast, and since what stirred my soul was the effect of shadow on water, that's what I started with. Once I got the foundation of that down, I was able to move to the trees and the mountains in the distance.
The painting was done on a 9x12 sheet of white Wallis sanded paper with a mix of Polychromos and Mount Vision pastels. The actual painting time in the field was maybe 90 minutes (plus 30 years, as they say) plus another half-hour back at the house.
|Adjusting back at the house|
|The finished painting - SOLD|