Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Sandpiper

18 x 12
pastel on Dakota Board


Kitty Wallis said...

An elegant composition. Divided right in the middle between the bird and it's reflection with the light in the water reaching behind the bird toward the top of the piece.

Celeste Bergin said...

hey..that Sarah Vaughn song is great..thanks for posting her. As for your Sandpiper--it is just right. I like that it is such a simple subject..but there is the rough texture and complexity of the sand.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Kitty. I appreciated your comments this morning and used them to improve this painting!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste. I knew you would get the connection to the song. What a great voice!

This paper, Wallis mounted onto mat board, seems to have more texture than unmounted paper which really helped me scumble pastel to create the sand.