Friday, November 7, 2008


Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

I decided to do this week’s challenge for the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog in pastel, simply as a time saver. My projects are piling up, and I needed to do something quick.

I cropped the original photo to focus mainly on the shadows, used a pastel pencil to sketch out my composition, then layered on the pastel. Simple, quick, and easy! I love it when that happens. Sometimes the struggle is fun, or at least rewarding in some way, but the lack of struggle is always refreshing.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I like your work - and I wouldn't worry about trying to loosen up - it's beautiful as it is! You do such a good job with Karin's photos, too... amazing!

Tagscats said...

Nice NICE painting Kari!