Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blue Flag Iris - Speed and Tone Study

This is another of the quick studies I have been practicing (in an attempt to work beyond the confines of extreme detail).

This one took me only half an hour to finish, and I must say I'm not sure whether it's more difficult to include the detail or to keep it in the front of my mind while I'm working not to.......

The color choices for the flower itself are intentional as I'm also working to be conscious of tone in composition.

Please comment; good or bad, as it contributes to the effort. Thank you for visiting.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Tracey how pretty! I really like how you handle the pastels, such smooth blending tones.

lyn said...

Great blog! Your work is beautiful! "Vista" is my favorite. Wonderful body of work!
Is working on sandpaper common for pastels? Does it hold up over time, are there concernes about acid free and archieval with pastels on sandpaper?

Anonymous said...

This is firey. I love the way you did this one. It's rich and you blended the colors beautifully to it's perfect potential.

Awsome!!!

Amelitos
xoxoxo

Robert said...

Love the colors on this one....