|Let It Be, 25.5 x 38 inches, soft pastel on paper|
I love to see the creative process of paintings and I can spend an inordinate amount of time studying the in-progress shots from other painters. I thought it would be fun to show the progress of this painting, even though I'm still very much experimenting with my own process. This painting was done with Unison Colour soft pastels which I have so far been thrilled with, and on Lenox 100 by Legion paper. It takes a surprising amount of layers despite its smooth surface.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!
|Feeling things out...|
|Underlayer of main wave|
|Careful blending for movement...no going back!|
|Photo reference - I prefer to print things out but I started this one in a hurry :-)|
|Testing things out...|
|Resolving the water/foam edge with some blurring and an additional|
barely-applied layer to suggest stones still under water