Monday, 6 May 2013

Blossom and Sunlight in Pastels

 Ever had that feeling, I want to paint everything, but don't know what to do? I was feeling this yesterday. First the Oils came out, brushes in place and then I thought No, lets get the Pastels out instead.
With a nine inch square P400 paper I blocked in some shapes and colours for the background.

I wanted to capture the Blossom tree, that had caught my eye when we arrived last week.
 I went for a close up look, noted Buttercups and more pink Blossom than you could see at a distance.

Playing around with pastel, getting some background colours, blending and softening in places, using the old toothbrush to take off any excess pastel ready for 'The Tree'

'Blossom' captured in Pastels
Size 9 x 9 inch

As you can see I have simplified the scene! My main aim was Blossom and sunlight.


bluoso said...

Sei riuscita benissimo, cara Jane, a catturare sole e colori, proprio un bel lavoro! Ciao e buona settimana. Luigi.

Jane Ward said...

Thank you Luigi, for saying that I managed to capture the sunlight and colours it was a real challenge

bluoso said...

Ne sono convinto, ma il bello รจ proprio accettare la sfida per riuscire ad esprimere il meglio di se stessi. Ciao e buoni colori!

Devon Wedding Photographer said...

Hi Jane, I'm a photographer by day but just getting into a bit of painting as a way to relax whilst still being creative. I've been inspired by your blog and love the simple yet beautiful way you captured the blossom in the finished piece. I'm only using acrylics at the moment. I don't have a wedding the weekend after next so will try to get out and see what I can do. Thanks for taking the time to share your work!!


Jane Ward said...

Hi Mark,

Thank you for the lovely comment, I'm pleased you enjoy the blog and good luck with 'Blossom' painting. Jane