Cherry Bomb....Demo

D. F. Gray.... Pastels from life

set up

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I was out in the forest with an Oldsmobile but the rain started to fall so back into the studio with a still life for rest of the day


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I am using tobbacco coloured canson, I work all over including the background

adding definition to my objects

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warming up, working from light to dark


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warming up the base and adding more blossom, refining detail


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lowering the contrast and working the background

final work

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working all over on detail and values, cooling the background to try and make the blossoms jump

Cherry bomb

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18" x 20"

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