Stage one With the paper taped down I laid on Unison pastels heavily, covering all of the paper. I thought about colour complementaries and flashes of bright colour showing through.
Stage two, using a damp old sponge I blended all the pastels together, I then dried with a hairdryer, making sure the paper was dry before I started to lay on more pastel.
Stage three Detail in the background was painted in a negative fashion, notice how the sky shapes the leaves and shows the colour laid on in the 1st stage.
Autumn Leaves, Tarn Hows Pastel by Jane Ward
I thought I would have a go in Pastels at the Acrylic painting I did last week. It's a bit all go at the moment with 'Tirral Art Group' Pastel Demonstration tomorrow. It's an Autumn scene, any guesses on what the view is!
Looking at the Acrylic and Pastel side by side, I'm not sure which one I prefer, the pastels are softer and the Acrylic is slightly more photographic?
Tarn Hows Acrylic