Monday, 12 November 2012

More pastel paintings

I had started this painting of Delicate Arch in Utah National Park, USA before I had my hip op. and finished it about a month ago.  As a source I used a photo sent to me by a Canadian friend who had recently visited - but I had been there myself in 1971.  I remember it as we had to start walking from the campsite very early in the morning as it was so hot.  This desert park is wonderful with amazing formations.  I really should have put a person in to give some idea of scale.

Pastel Painting - Final

This pastel painting was only recently made from a photo I took in Ontario, Canada some years ago. I loved the peaceful feel and the colours. To accentuate this I used a very dark blue pastel paper. Pastel painting trees and water