|Haut Baran Hydrangeas, 8x10", Pastel on Panel, $225|
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Today I attended a pastel class led by Ray Hassard (www.rayhassard.com). I have been working with Ray for many years. I love his teaching style and wonderful work. I own two of his pieces. It was a grand afternoon plus I managed to complete another painting. This is the third version of this scene that I have painted, first on location in oil, then in watercolor from a sketch I started on location and now in pastel. I think this is the most successful.
|H.B. Hydrangeas, 6x8", oil on panel|
|H.B. Hydrangeas, 7x5", Watercolor|
|Start with a sketch, then build up the darks|
|My pastel collection in my Heilman "backpacker" box|
The thing to know about pastels is no matter how many you own there are way more lovely colors to lust over... I am concentrating on using what I have. We are blessed in Cincinnati to have Great American Pastels manufactured right here. http://www.greatpastels.com/
I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today.