Another Pastel Landscape Painting I just started working on today. The first image shows the original photo I am working from. When I saw this photo I instantly loved it. Another great afternoon scene where sunlight falls through the woods.
This is a very complicated scene to paint. The goal is to create an illusion that accurately shows the light source behind the trees. I decided to use Terra Cotta colored Art Spectrum board with a sanded surface. This is the first time I work on this board and I love it so far. I have mainly used Unison soft pastels up to now. Unison is a softer pastel and easily glides onto the surface. Unison pastels also feel more ‘drier’ when you work with it.
I started out by blocking in the main areas. I focus mostly on value…how light and how dark. I am also establishing my background values and color for the sky and sunburst.