View Full Version : Newest pastel - Walking the Beach

Kathryn Wilson
08-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Hope you enjoy this one :thumbsup: It's on Uart 400 grit board - I did my usual underpainting and then topped it with a wide range of pastel brands - Mount Vision, Great American, Ludwig, Schminke. 12x18


08-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Kat.......Wow! You are an amazing colorist.
This just sings with color. A beautiful harmony of complements. That little moon is icing on the composition cake.
:thumbsup: derek

08-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Superb! Inspiring color choices.

Kathryn Wilson
08-07-2013, 04:57 PM
Thanks guys! The trick was to pick successive values for that sky - I did blend it, but it was just to smooth the values together. A fun exercise in going light to dark.

08-07-2013, 05:00 PM
The colors are amazing and the composition is so well balanced. Very nice!

08-07-2013, 05:41 PM
This is fabulous! Such gorgeous strong colour and great composition. The Moon is the icing on the cake and the person on the beach is the cherry!

08-07-2013, 09:11 PM
Beautiful in every way!


water girl
08-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Wow! An impressive use of color.

08-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Very Vibrant Painting. I know you love color.
:clap: :clap:

08-08-2013, 12:34 AM
You are the color queen Kat! Beautiful work, this absolutely glows!

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Thanks Lana, Ruthie, Don, Karen, Patricia and Chris. Your positive comments are very much appreciated! :thumbsup:

08-08-2013, 06:51 PM
Beautiful. Pam

08-08-2013, 11:00 PM
Yep, I enjoyed this a bunch! Great job, Katherine!

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2013, 11:23 PM
Thanks Pam and Ron :)

08-09-2013, 04:30 AM
Gorgeous colours and light! Oh, and did someone mention that lovely moon crescent?:wink2:

08-09-2013, 03:32 PM
Wow Kath, beautiful

08-10-2013, 12:51 PM
I love the drama of this both in the color choices and that strong light / shadow contrast. really captures that time of day light extremes. and wow, what exciting colors. It must have been fun to paint.

Kathryn Wilson
08-10-2013, 12:58 PM
Thanks Dorothea and Marina!

Talley, I must confess - this was my second effort to paint this - the first one was binned, but it did give me confidence to do one better.

(I hesitate to post this as WC seems to have big problems right now.)

08-12-2013, 09:37 AM
missing posts - I had posted some thank you's and they are gone - perhaps WC is restoring back to an earlier version to try to get rid of the gremlins
Seems to be back to the full complement now Kat...I hope?

Beautiful sense of depth and distance Kat....glorious colours!:thumbsup: :wave:

Kathryn Wilson
08-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Yes, this thread is complete.

08-13-2013, 07:39 AM
I just love that moment when the light from the setting sun catches the clouds in this way and all the world glows. Beautifully captured :clap:

Kathryn Wilson
08-13-2013, 08:13 AM
Thank you :)

08-13-2013, 12:42 PM
Kathryn, this is lovely. It feels like it's so warm, it screams warm climate to me with that deep sky. Reminds me of the sky in New Orleans the way it'd get. Your colors are wild but I have seen skies that spectacular - in places closer to the equator than I live now.

Most of it is cool colors but the bright warm accents also just give it a tropical feel even though it's clearly a dawn piece and time of day coloring. Well done. It's fantastic, atmospheric and colorful!

08-13-2013, 06:24 PM

that combo of orange and blue has a lot of punch !

was it maxfield parrish who worked that palette for illustrations in the early 1900's ?

- and the hildenbrandt bros in the '70's , or so ?


Kathryn Wilson
08-13-2013, 07:21 PM
Robert - I missed your post; I've not been able to get into my second thread page unless I go back to the first forum page.

wild colors - for sure, but the green light that occurs just as the sun sets is something many photographers hope to capture. It only lasts for a second or two.

08-17-2013, 11:11 AM
Kat.....I didn't know you were painting me as I walked along.....:angel:

absolutely beautiful work....and as Derek noted,that moon really sets it off....you got it gal!:thumbsup:


Kathryn Wilson
08-17-2013, 11:22 AM
Thanks Blue! I've missed seeing you on the forum.

Unfortunately, there are lots of gremlins making a mess of threads and posts - so beware if this winds up in an odd place.