Tuesday, April 30, 2013

pause for a color study

Young at Heart
5x7 inches

In my post of April 26th, I showed you the foundation for a 24 x 24 inch oil - "Young at Heart." After being stuck there for a couple days, looking at it and trying to get a clear vision for the finished painting, I resorted to my usual method of working and made a small color study of the scene.

This one is in pastel, 5x7 inches and will be available on Daily Paintworks beginning May 3rd. I delayed the start of the auction for a few days so I could paint the oil with the pastel color study beside me for reference of color, value, and most of all, a reminder to keep my paint strokes fresh and loose.