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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A second painting of "Catalina" in pastel

9-1/2 x 5-1/2
"Catalina v2"
Painting the same scene multiple times has its advantages.  The more times you paint it, you get more comfortable with the subject, think less, analyze less, and get more spontaneous and intuitive.  That is why I decided to paint this scene again. 

The first painting was on blue colored LaCarte.  This one was on terracotta colored LaCarte.  The reddish orange shows through a little bit and visually vibrates with the blues of the water.  The first painting is very relaxing and has a misty or hazy effect since I painted with a light touch.  This painting has more energy because of the complementary colors vibrating, and also because I pressed harder with the pastel. 

1 comment:

ti-igra said...

I love this picture! :-) It's really more expressive. And I feel how the noonday passes and sun began to make land more redder!!! Cool! :-)
Wow! Your pastels are always full of Nice energy, Carolyn!