Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Imaginary Sunset"

This was my first experiment painting sunset silhouettes. say the least.
I spent lots more time than I thought I'd need to depicting mountains silhouetted against fading sunlight ...... water mirroring all.
Whenever I see artwork or photographs done this way I'm captivated; so, finally tried it. to keep at it to get it just right, but I had a great time working on it. I call it "imginary" sunset because the end result looks nothing like where I was when I started the project.
It would be helpful to hear what you think and to get feedback on what would make the next one better. Thanks.

"Open Meadow"

One of my latest pastel attempts..
Originally, I was going to crop the grass in the front out, but I worked it a little longer and decided to post the entire attempt.
The transition from the grass in the distance to the front still needs work, but I didn't want to risk the color becoming "muddy from overwork.
I'd love to know what you think.....thank you.