Monday, October 5, 2009

Textures of Wetlands

Tidal Wetlands
8 x 10 on Wallis Sanded Paper

I feel awkward as I try to figure out how to use my all-new pastels with Guerra pigment underpaintings. My old pastels were familiar, like a favorite sweater. I knew exactly what I could put under to make it look a certain way, and what would look good over it, too. You know what I mean.

But these new pastels are like new clothes. Stiff and unfamiliar still. Time will help. Time and lots of practice.

3 comments:

M/V DESERT VENTURE said...

Very Nice!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks Desert Venture! I think you know these wetlands -- near Fisherman's Harbor on Lopez Island. Beautiful spot!

Celeste Bergin said...

are you complaining about this...? I think it is great. Those blue-ish greens are most successful here.