This blog follows Fine Art Pastel paintings by Betsy Priesing. The paintings are at some times, works in progress, as well as finished pastel paintings. I try to explain some of the process in developing pastel painting. I hope you enjoy!
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Lake plein aire
This is my 2nd attempt at painting plein aire....(in real life). It was a really hot hot day and I was sitting in the back of my pickup truck looking across the lake. Water dripping down my back...YUK! A nice gentleman sat next to me and was very nice....people watching me paint, make me very nervous....plein aire even more so as I'm figuring it out. Wow its pretty hard to cut out soo much information when your painting right out in it. I did manage to get the far side of the lake move back into space so that was a beginning. Had to leave before i could really get going.