View Full Version : my newest pastel landscape

04-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Done on Strathmore pastel paper with Rembrandt artists pastels.

04-12-2015, 08:37 AM
Nice design/shapes and I like the scale/distance you've created! The soft edges in the sky add to the painting. The yellow is intense and separates too much- bringing some purples into it will both mute and harmonize it with the sky- a second option is more textures, too. To see the painting clearer, here is a perspective-corrected image:


04-12-2015, 03:50 PM
This is nice. I agree with Ken that bringing some purples into the yellow to mute and harmonize it would look better but the design of the painting overall is great and I like your clouds a lot!

04-12-2015, 03:55 PM
I agree add a little purple to the yellow

04-13-2015, 08:42 PM
Thanks everyone I appreciate it and also totally agree with the purple I'll do it then post.

04-17-2015, 09:13 PM
I like this over all. couple of things stand out to me, the green in the foreground is off may be a good place for them purples. and a little blending of the sky and the little area of water that has the gray blue and the tan. Maybe some variations would help in those areas.

05-01-2015, 07:23 PM
Well I took your advice and blended the sky more,added some light pink at the horizon.
Along with little bits of Orange,orange-yellow and yellow for the distant trees.
Some rust color in the middle ground trees and dulled the yellow fields with a middle gray-violet.
I also added this color to the water area.
I think it's much more appealing....but that's just me!
Thank everyone who responded and viewed it.