9"x 12" Pastel on UART #800 grit paper
I drive by this property at least 4 times a week on my way to & from Bentonsport. I left home early enough this morning so I could do some Plein air painting before opening the Iron & Lace store.
In a short amount of time, I was able to block in my light & dark values. It's been awhile since I've worked outdoors with my pastels. I'm definitely changing that habit, starting now.
The work you see here was created using UART paper. I dry mounted it on foamboard so I could do an underpainting wash technique, using mineral spirits with the soft pastels.
I finished the work while at the store today. Photos are a GREAT tool for me to use since I don’t have a photographic memory. Still, there truly is no substitute for working on location .....from life.
I also want to thank my artist friend, Jessica Kirby, for giving me the paper I used today. I've been hooked on Wallis sanded paper ( no longer available ) and have primed my own boards for painting. Now I plan to order UART paper....enough so my students in the next VFS workshop can try it out.