View Full Version : Large format pastel outdoors

12-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Does anyone here paint in pastel in a large format outdoors? Or does anyone know of anyone?

12-02-2011, 01:58 PM
Dan Gray tends to work pretty big;


In that thread his painting is 18 x 24 but he's worked even larger.


12-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Thanks, I'd forgotten about Dan!

12-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Hi Michael
it's so sad to be forgotten
Thursdays 40 x 32"

Nancy Leone
12-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Big & beautiful!

Deborah Secor
12-03-2011, 02:12 PM
:lol: Dan, not everyone forgot you! Nice piece, and HUGE!

12-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Oh, Dan, don't be sad! You were only forgotten because my brain is a sieve these days. My apologies! And that is a beautiful painting.

12-03-2011, 02:55 PM
OK Michael I've forgotton already

12-03-2011, 03:59 PM

12-03-2011, 05:36 PM
:) Love your work, Dan. This one especially, how long did it take? all done out doors? I have always liked the colorful marks that you make, they go right into each piece so well.

12-03-2011, 07:40 PM
I can't imagine working that big in the studio let alone outside! Great painting, colorful as always. What is the support?


12-04-2011, 08:15 AM
Does anyone here paint in pastel in a large format outdoors? Or does anyone know of anyone?
Hi Michael....I'm moving this to our talk section as you haven't put your painting in specifically...just talking about large paintings in general...I have left a redirect in the studio - in case anyone gets lost though!:D

12-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Dan: How do you frame these big lovelys? ( must be heavy, no?).
:) Derek

12-05-2011, 06:40 AM
Dan, that is incredible. The size is amazing. It must be wonderful in person, wish I could see that full size and framed. I'm awed that you can work that big in plein air, that's got to be like a workout in itself!

12-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks Nancy Deborah,
Hi Ida With one this size I usually work for about 3 hours on location
I never have all the pastels I need outdoors so I finish them in the studio
Hi David I am gessoing a mat board with pumice added
Hi Derek, They are heavy framed I have a few frames around that will handle this size... moulding, liner then framespace too large for a matt
Thanks Robert, I like to work at eye level so it is a challenge just to reach the top of the piece when in portrait format

12-06-2011, 12:13 AM
I'll bet! Might help to take a milk crate out with you to step up on when doing the top part.