I'm sharing info on two pastel paintings I did this week.
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"7:00am" 12"x 16" Soft Pastel
The above work was created by adding layers of pastel with no "blending" with my fingers. Just letting the layers of pastel do all the work of creating form and atmosphere.
I also didn't attempt to fill in all the surface of the paper, allowing the texture of it to be part of the finished work.
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"Morning Glow" 12"x 16" Soft Pastel
This work is created on the same primed board as the painting above. The only difference is I used my fingers to blend (smooth out) the pastels over the surface.
Now, I'm asking for a vote of which style you, the viewer, prefers.
It would've made this easier had I used the same composition for both paintings. Yes, I had a "duh" moment here :D
"Morning Glow" is a view from an East window of our home in Pulaski....just as the Sun is rising.
"7:00am" (first image here) was created from a picture I took while driving toward Bloomfield one morning last week.
I love how the sunlight casts bright light at a certain time of the morning. How it is cut off,
so to speak, by the horizon line, and makes the top of things "glow" in contrast.
So, I'm anxious to hear which style you like best....Blended? or Not Blended?