Friday, June 20, 2008
Pastels - luminosity or blending Part II
I wrote a little while ago about learning two new techniques with pastels. One instructor argued for the luminous approach. What this means is to make the object your are painting appear to be lit from behind. Basically you let some of the background peak through. The other instuctor argued for the blended approach. Take your finger and blend the colours onto the paper.
In that post I stated that I felt I was more of a blender, always have been and always will be.
I'd like to show you my first finished piece. I think I have successfully combined both techniques. I really like the more luminous approach for the hair and the more blended techique for the face.
Take a look and tell me what you think.