I had it in my mind to do this painting a little impressionistic, and I think it came out that way. I am learning Adobe Photoshop to crop and adjust my photos of my art. Sometimes pastel doesn't photograph the way it looks in person, especially if you allow the paper to show through. I always photograph my work in natural light, but this particular piece looked washed out. I used the autofix feature and it really made this painting look great without changing it much. It restored the contrast that was washed out.
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!