Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Adirondack landscapes

 First Light On Chapel Pond 18x18in pastel

Last Light on Giant Mt.   11x17in pastel
Based on my own photo studies I edit and scratch, suggest and smear soft pastel into a toned sandy surface. I try to stay accurate as to skylines (it's not Everest) but take lots of liberties as to how I apply the pigment. The sites of these two scenes are only a couple of miles apart. Chapel Pond is at the base of Giant. What is in the foreground is a golf course at the Ausable Club.