|Pink a Boo|
12 x 9
Pastel on Sanded Mi Tientes Board
As my water gardening phase begins, I am also beginning a new series of pastel botanicals of the water sort. It will include water lilies such as this one - Albert Greenberg. It's a lovely pink with variegated pads. This lily is semi tropical (I think) and it takes a bit longer to get going than the hardy lilies. For this next series of paintings, I'm considering lilies, lotus, pickerel rush, dragonflies, frogs and of course koi. I have lots of photo material and hope to gather more this summer. Here's a couple of progress shots of "Pink a Boo" on it's journey. The Mi Tientes board is Tobacco brown. I underpainted with Pan Pastels. What you can't see is the wonderful iridescent blues and greys in the water areas. I only got a couple of photos because once I got "in the zone" I forgot to take more. I must remember to set a timer.
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