9 x 12 soft pastels in Art Spectrum Colourfix
This morning, I just wanted to play with colors. I have to say my inspirations have been Julie at Virtual Voyage and Casey Klahn at Pastel (see their links on the side). Julie takes wonderful photos and paints with fantastic vibrant colors. Casey also uses great brilliant colors. I wanted to do something with gold, orange, turquoise, and purple. I also wanted to get some depth in the painting. At first, I just stared at the four pastels I pulled from the box. Then, this vision came to me of dead trees in a highly polluted twilight. I wanted bands of color so I chose orange for the land in the foreground, turquoise for the polluted water, and gold for the heavily reflective polluted sky. The darkest purple I have served nicely for the snags. I seem to think in "statements" when I work in the abstract, which is very rare. I wonder why that is. I think the painting is a little brighter in real life, but I didn't want to mess with it in Photoshop this time.