Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Light

Morning Walk on Heron Lake Trail
8 x 10
Pastel on Velour Paper

As much as I dislike velour paper, I used it this time because because  I love painting on it and I am usually pleased with the results, also I needed a quick lift at the time. I don't like velour because it doesn't grip and hold the pastels unless I fix it a lot which is ok I guess but most fixatives will yellow the painting to some degree. In this case I fixed it with a common hair spray which does not yellow near as much as pastel fixitive will.
Spring is here in all its wonderful glory. I love spring light and escpecially early morning light spring light.
If you like this painting here are some others showing the spring light.

Spring Rhythm
19 x 26
Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper

Morning Rays
18 x 24
Pastel on Canson-Mi Teintes Paper
Leona Valley Panorana
12 x 16
Pastel on Suede Mat Board


  1. They are all lovely Anita, thanks for sharing.
    You were missed Friday...Our next meeting is on the 12th maybe in Fresno if you go down to check out Ripe Tomato...hug, hug

  2. Thanks Julie. Will see you on the 12th wherever it ends up being.
    Hugs Back