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.