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Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday---Garden

It's been a while since I've participated---but this weeks theme was right down my alley. Garden---seems like I spend a lot of time in someone's garden painting. Here's a pastel of a water garden at Menucha. http://www.menucha.org/ A lovely place to visit and stay. Our local plein aire group went there last summer. Great place to escape!

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful piece, I like the reflections on the water. Congratulations !

Cathy said...

Goegeous! Fantastic use of colour!

Rrramone said...

Great reflections and colors.

van dyke said...

Very delicate. I like your rendering of the water's surface and reflections. Very nice and appealing.

enigma said...

beautiful, i can see the reflections on the water.

Ars said...

Don't see a lot of pastels on IF, such a treat! The reflections are wonderful.

jerrychicken said...

I love the looseness of your pastel drawings, including the other two further down the page, do you fix them during or after the drawing stage ?

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JRJ said...

Just a quick answer to JerryChicken's question---I didn't used to fix my pastels, just framed under glass. Now I've figured out how to eliminate the glass by using pva size diluted in water & sprayed during the pastel painting process. Once it dries the color seems to darken about as much as acrylic paint does when it dries. When I'm completely finished, I'll put several coats of the pva spray on, then finish with several coats of a UV resistant acrylic clear spray. Hope this helps!