Mississhippi's Madness

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New Painting – back to work!


After a break of quite some time, I am back to painting again. Health issues reared their annoying head, but are hopefully out of the way now.

I had been working on a painting of a Kelpie, but didn’t feel like working on it tonight, so started a piece that I have been looking at for a while.

I have worked much looser than I usually do, which I think I needed (the dog needs quite a bit of detail work to finish it) and it was fun to come close to finishing a painting in 2 hours.

This is from a photo from the WetCanvas Image library and I loved the colours in the sunrise.

The trees still need quite a bit of work (in fact paring down would be good too!). I resisted the impulse to start blending, which is something I tend to do, and go with a less structured, directional application of the pastel.

I am using the Mi-Tex pastel surface which I haven’t used before. It feels quite good to use. And it is about 12″x16″ in size.

Even if I don’t try and sell it or enter it in competition, the experience of just losing myself for the two hours in the painting was a good one.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

2 thoughts on “New Painting – back to work!

  1. I really love it!!
    Another lovely experiment and a very successful one *smile*

    Been thinking of ya. 🙂
    Heads down here presently with deadlines and away for a bit too.
    Catch up soon xx

  2. Thanks Robyn. It was great to work on this one. Wish I hadn't added the trees, but you learn something new every time you paint.

    We'll definitely catch up soon.

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