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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Things have calmed down so I had time to start another painting from the old photos I have. This one is in the National Archives under the depression era. A simple blocking of shapes and values at the moment. I'm trying to keep the back of the neck and legs so they appear to glow, the main light source being behind her and a small light above. So she will aslo have a halo around the hair. Hopefully the dress will appear a bit translucent around the thigh area.