Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pastel Landscape

"Cape Elizabeth", 10 3/4" x 8 1/4", Pastel on Sennelier La Carte
I haven't done anything with my pastels in quite some time so I thought I would give this landscape a try. This piece was initially laid in with some harder pastels like Rembrandt and then as I build up the surface I use my Sennelier, Schmincke, Great American and Unison pastels. When the painting is finished, I usually do not use a fixative (which my framer hates) because it really changes the color of the pastel. For me personally, it feels good to work in a different medium once in awhile. Take care Everyone!

12 comments:

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Jean,

this is a lovely pastel drawing! The sky is particularly pleasing to me, it feels like a wonderful warm afternoon.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for taking the time to look. Yes, it was a warm, August afternoon. I only wish my camera had picked up more of the detail in the clouds. I probably only do one or two pastels a year now but maybe I should do more of them. Take care!

Pierre Raby said...

A wonderful piece Jean, so much sensibility infused with a breathing-wow factor! Can't wait to see more of these pastel works!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Pierre,
Thanks for looking...just wanted to work on something different. I've always loved working in pastel. I can't wait to see more of your smaller pieces on your new blog.

Joanne said...

Just gorgeous, Jean! So happy to see that you are able to pick up your pastels and create a masterpiece without missing a beat!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Joanne,
Thanks, I haven't done any pastels in over a year so I was a little surprised that I could still do anything with it. Any new paintings lately? Take care!

Alvin Richard said...

Beautifully rendered Jean. It looks very much like New Brunswick....but then again, we are neighbors!

Jean Victory said...

Hi Alvin,
Thanks for looking! A little different than my oils, but I like to keep it interesting. Yes, I'm sure we have a similar landscape. This was in an area right on the outskirts of Portland...a real beautiful day. Take care!

Gary Keimig said...

you did a really great job and made so simple a subject sing. Love the composition.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Gary,
Thanks for taking the time to look. It's always good to hear from you. Take care!

Emme Toaye said...

Just passing through and saw your painting, beautiful colors and feeling. Your must have the angels on your side with such talent, thanks for allowing me to visit.

Jean Victory said...

Hi Emme,
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work...I really appreciate it. Take care!