25 x 19
Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte
At first, I struggled with this painting. So much so I wiped it down. The blues on the right side were too violet and didn't work with the turquoise. Once I greened them up, it felt better. I'm working without my favorite Terry Ludwig Eggplant #v100x. If you go to their site, you'll see it is THE most popular color in that hue. I've got to put in my order. It's my go to blue/purple. So, I worked with a very dark blue Ludwig - almost grey blue. It was a good exercise.
Some of my upcoming paintings will include some Bird of Paradise. While at my last show, Arts Alive in Corpus Christi, TX, there was a nice clump of them blooming at the restaurant. We were celebrating the sale of Blue Agave Supernova who went to a new home that afternoon. I was glad that I could share my blog w/her collector so they could see the development of their painting.
Here's a couple of progress shots of Blue Flame...not many, so a good reminder to stop and take photos!