Monday, 16 July 2012

Ullswater pastel first stages

Ullswater rays 
Stage One
Watercolour washes on Fisher 400 paper. With no pre sketching I quickly laid down washes of Permanent Yellow and Permanent Rose with darker hues of Ultramarine Violet and Burnt Sienna. I then left this to dry flat to see what surprises might appear.

Stage Two
With the paper bone dry, I laid on different shades of Ochres, Peach and Dark Mauve pastels.
Trying to figure out where I was going, direction of light, mood and some sort of composition. Not using Pastels for nearly three months I was feeling a touch rusty. Using mainly Unison soft pastels they really do blend  and are very tactile to use. I find having an under painting much easier and more enjoyable.
So tomorrow I'll report back to show you how it's coming along.


Elvi said...

Che atmosfera fantastica. Bellissimi. Elvi

jane ward said...

Molte Grazie per i vostri commenti Elvi