View Full Version : Sunset

06-26-2017, 04:49 AM
This sunset is my first attempt at sky and clouds.
My second landscape in pastels.

Done on A4 watercolor paper with Rembrandt.

Comments and suggestions welcome as always!


06-26-2017, 09:47 AM
Love the sky shapes and use of colour...very nice!

06-27-2017, 02:31 AM
As above and it all works for me, love the central tree.

Donna T
06-27-2017, 08:12 AM
Very nicely done! Your clouds have a good sense of volume and the colors say "sunset."

06-27-2017, 11:03 AM
Leslie, David, Donna, glad you like it!

I have to say that this is not my mind's creation: I followed an youtube tutorial that explained more or less step by step how to draw it.
I had to use sometimes slightly different colors, and it was all done with sticks while the tutorial used also pastel pencils.

I wanted to "learn" how to approach a landscape with clouds and sunset. Now I feel more confident in case I should try my own, or from a reference.

I also had at some points troubles with the sign of pastels on the paper, I couldn't put anymore pastel on it and if I tried I got dark dots...I had to push down the pastel on the paper with my finger! Maybe you can guess the points, like the bottom-left part, both orange and the light line. But a very high learning curve during making this!

07-01-2017, 11:00 PM
Skies are very inspiring, and pastels are an excellent medium for them- Keep up the good work!

07-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Thanks Ken! Yes, skies are really inspiring, those with a lot of clouds especially! I have such an attraction for clouds, and I loved so much painting them...I found pastels to be wonderful for skies and clouds!

Moises Menendez
07-05-2017, 01:51 PM
Good work for being new on pastel. Welcome to this forum.

07-05-2017, 06:03 PM
Thanks Moises! I admire your work truly, your nice words mean a lot :)

07-05-2017, 07:58 PM
The work is very light and powerful at the same time. I really liked the contrasts between the vibrant orange and the blue cold, especially in the upper left corner. Nice!