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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"View From the Point" pastel painting

11 x 14 pastel on board

I finished this painting today.  This one was challenging for me.  Not only was it complicated, but I had to portray a sense of distance.  In the artsy world, this is called "atmospheric perspective".  As I painted, I would remember  the words of my instructors on how to do this.  In a nutshell, the farther away the objects, the less intense the colors are and they appear bluer and also less detail and contrast.

7 comments:

Euphoria said...

I think I can see the challenge but I can also see your excellent work. Congrats!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wow! What really nice brush, colors, rocks and distance shown here in this lovely painting!!! Really a nice one, great work.

Carolyn said...

Thank you Ida and Kira!

ti-igra said...

My dear friend! I am in love! :)
This painting is AMAZING!!! WOW! I have no words! Just silence and emotions! This pastel is perfect! I love colors and all in it - this is a real window in place with rocks! In wonderful lights and soft shadows :)

So Beautiful, Carolyn!!!! I can not stop watching on this beauty!

Carolyn said...

Hi Ira! I've missed you! Thank you for your compliments. I hope to see some new art work from you soon! Merry Christmas!

ti-igra said...

I miss you too, my dear friend!!!! :)
Wish you all FANTSTIC! :)

To be happy!!!! :) (HUGS)

ti-igra said...

Carolyn!!! Happy New Year! :D
My greetings in the letter! See your mail ;)

Hurray! All new and kind is coming!