Friday, 27 November 2009

Summer Daisies Pastel

Summer Daisies was an experiment done some time ago. For those who work with pastel it is fun to try to loosen up and work with only fingers and sticks of soft pastel. Giving yourself a time limit is also good once in a while especially for artists like me who work tight and get into lots of detail. I used Daler-Rowney green grays and blue grays, plus some white, yellow for the centers of the daisies and a touch of cadmium orange. In the dark and dismal days we are having this November a study like this on the wall brings back memories of sunnier warmer weather.


Tracy Hall said...

This is a lovey summery picture lesley! Its amazing to me that you ca do this using only your fingers and its a beauitfully delicate result.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Thanks Tracy, most of the art group also did this picture as an exercise, it was fun to work alongside others just using fingers to apply the pastel. Bit like being a kid again :)