Our backyard in Errington on a hot July day
various soft pastels on Canson Mi-tientes (sienna)
Working on composition (placing the subject), light yellow pastel and light with my touch, laying down my composition,
I did not like the first horizon line so lightly redrew the large shapes lower on the paper
laying in the large shapes, further along trying to get the forms also relative lights and darks(values),
still working lightly with the sticks
I am happy with the composition so working with a heavier touch starting the details,
going deeper with my darks then my lightest light (but not using white)
finding the details, and working the foreground
going darker with all my values
going to my lights, finished on location
it goes back to the studio for looking and small touches also gets cropped to 18 x 24"
Barn Find July 7, pastel 18 x 24"