Thursday, March 21, 2013

sun slide, over and over

Smaller does not mean faster! I spent most of yesterday on this 5x7 pastel called "Sun Slide ." It could have been called brain slide. Or, maybe I was thinking too much.

I was very happy with the black acrylic foundation work on an Ampersand Pastelbord panel shown above but it was downhill (no pun intended) after that. Put pastel on, wipe it off, repeat, repeat. I finally ended up with a different painting than I had in mind so I left it, ate a big plate of my comfort food (spaghetti) and went to bed. By this morning I was over what I expected it to look like and now appreciate it for it's delicate color (click to enlarge).