Friday, October 29, 2010
Having described my process in the painting of the radishes, I must confess to sometimes just reacting immediately to a subject and foregoing my process. "Cherries" was a small pastel demo I did at the end of a three day workshop. The lighting, the intensity of the color and doing it on dark blue Colorfix paper enabled me to basically "throw" color down in an almost abstract manner to create my vision of this colorful fruit. However, in teaching, I am adamant that while an artist is learning their colors in pastels and how the colors react depending on the background color, they follow this process which allows control of color in relationship to value. More about pastels in upcoming blogs.