Thursday, May 22, 2014

Moonlight Madness

Tonight I elected to paint a scene based on a photo I took last week. We were on our way back from the mountain bike trail as the full moon was just rising. When we stopped at a traffic light, I grabbed my phone and snapped a quick photo which simply begged to be painted. And since I had one last Ampersand Pastelbord left, I decided to use that with an alcohol underpainting for this little pastel.
© 2014 Tammy Kaufman - Moonlight Madness - soft pastels on Uart 500 sanded paper 5" x 7"
While I have certainly enjoyed stretching myself as an artist and working with acrylics using only palette knives, it sure was nice to get back to my pastels this evening. Lifting the cover off the tray and seeing all those glorious colors was like being in pure heaven, and using the pastels again felt like sliding into a favorite pair of comfy fuzzy slippers.

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