Monday, February 6, 2012

Dawn on the Severn

 Finally finished this pastel last night after putting it aside for months.This was started on a very warm early summer dawn when the rising sun was slightly overcast and the colors of the morning were pinkish and yellowish whites. I finished the background in about an hour. It was the sails in the foreground that gave me such trouble,  but think I finally resolved it by working from some reference photos. My style is so linear and the sails needed to be softer. It was a magical moment on the river.You think river =blue but the color range at different times is emmence. Well, I haven't  tackled cloth before in pastel so there it is.18x24in.  pastel on sanded paper  

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