I finished this painting today. I began this last November during Art Hop at Williams Gallery West, I finally felt motivated enough to finish it. This is painted on Art Spectrum paper. The color is a warm brown. I really like using Art Spectrum papers. It comes in many colors and has a tooth that fits my needs. ‘Tooth’ is the ability to catch and hold the pastel, the texture of the paper. I paint with Art Spectrum pastels, Sennilier, Great American, Rembrandt, Nu Pastel and a few others that I can’t remember right off hand. This was a very frosty morning in the 20’s. The Aspens are along a river with mist rising from the water.
We had our Yosemite Western Artists Photography meeting last night. These are the photographs I shared with the group. I took them on our Merced Wildlife Refuge outing last month. The day was foggy and very cold. I liked the composition and colors of the first picture but then also photographed it vertical.
This guy was shrugged down as if trying to stay warm. I love the three bands of colors and textures below him with the dark bare stems layered over them.