Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pastel Colours 1 and 2

Today I was at KAGS in the afternoon drawing with the Outdoor Painters' Group.

I wanted to do a couple of small paintings with pastel colours in the sky.

On the first one I thought the sky should peek through the trees as an early morning scene.

I started with putting tall trees on each side of the paper, some slightly smaller trees were put in the background and tall weeds and growies in the foreground.

Pastel Colours 2

On the second one I wanted to have a large area of sky showing and framed by trees on each side of the painting.

Pastel Colours 1

Rather than having pines and cedars in this painting I wanted to have birch and maple trees, with an occasional coniferous tree.

It also needed tall grass and growies in the foreground.