Sanhill Crane Quartet

Sanhill Crane Quartet
OIl on 18x24 inch canvas

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Standing Flamingos




Standing Flamingos.

After several failures with mixed media this weekend, I just went to the best of the basics-pastels. I used Derwent Soft Pastels on a 9 x 12 inch green sanded pastel paper. I would like to have done a larger piece for detail and of course I will in the future but I am pleased with this study. What's nice about using a tinted paper is that it cuts down on the need for background painting and adds a natural contract to the work.