Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Village In the Valley" - Quick Pastel Study


It was brought to my attention recently that I normally pore over my work - including as much detail as possible. The idea here was for me to move out of this "comfort zone" and try to work as quickly as possible. This painting took me just under an hour to complete, and though I'm not thrilled with it I'm happy that it turned out to be a reasonable facsimile of it's title. Please feel free to leave a comment, and thank you.

13 comments:

jay said...

i really like the idea of this experiment. i think it came out beautiful. although not a lot of detail i like that it has guide lines, but still leaves you to have an imagination. as always, good choice of color....

keep it rockin

jamie

meinhild said...

Tracey, I think you can be proud of the result. I really like the movement in the sky and on the grass.

Betty said...

Tracey, I, too, am sloooooow, but with watercolors. I have found that if I get lost in the process, a painting can take three or even four hours!! I don't know how pastels compare, but I DO know that I think your end result is fantastic!!!

Anetka said...

beautiful result - great for imagination!!

and excellent exercise:)

btw. your art work is beautiful:)

Shirley said...

That is a great exercise - and the pastel is lovely! It looks loose and impressionistic to me rather than hurried and unfinished.

Kathleen said...

I think it is a great piece - and a great way to practice I really enjoy all your pastel pieces

MaryO said...

Great use of color and good composition! Maybe it isn't what you were after, but it's still a good painting.

Rock Kyndl said...

From the looks of it, you probably could speed it up a little with no sacrifice in quality.
The colors are grand.

Spinneretta said...

I think it is delightful :) Sometimes a faster drawing can capture the personality of a place, even if it is not particularly detailed ;)

kazumiwannabe said...

I think it's very beautiful. Very suggestive. I like your challenge of working under different and more restrictive limits. It's freeing, in a way. At work, I've noticed that the more I give restrictive guidelines to my students in their writing assignments, the more creative they are, as if the creative flux was bigger when passing through a small conduct!

Margaret Ann said...

Wow! This is gorgeous...that sky is so full of energy and rhythm...absolutely lovely!

Amy's Place said...

I still love the way this came out. The colors are beautiful. I especially loved your technique. You made it seem effortless how you glided the colors across the sandpaper, yet the result blows me away. You do an excellent job with every medium you work with.

Ame xoxoxoxoxo

BeLLaDoNna said...

Hi aunty,
I just found out about your blog! Such beautiful art work, you have a tremendous talent and an immense eye for detail. Beautiful use of color, I think you may create things more beautifully then they exist in nature. I can't believe all the talent in this family!

I think its great your pursuing one of your passions!

<3
Andrea