Monday, April 26, 2010

Untitled 51

This is pastel on the finest grade grit UArt. I find it a very strange surface...a swipe of the pastel stick over it sometimes takes off a previous layer of pastel instead of lying on top of it, and sometimes it does lie on top of it. This seems to be especially true when using Townsend pastels. Perhaps I should try the coarser grits, or is it something to do with UArt itself, or the Townsends?

From a couple of weeks ago, when we (and especially Rumi) were enjoying a lot of sun... It's done nothing but hail, sleet, rain, and snow--yes, it snowed a lot last night, for example, in spite of being almost May--for a while now. Bring back the sun!

Sometimes the iPhone can take some great pics... Since starting the sky series, I've become a real cloud-watcher.

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Casey Klahn said...

Even with the performance of the materials, you found a fine image. I love the unfinished corner, which is just so.

The DT pastels differ in their handling a little, depending on the original pigment's qualities. I prefer those differences - can't go for the "consistent" sticks as much.

SamArtDog said...

I see this as such an original angle for a cloudescape. Skimming low over the top. Cool!

word v. -- hogness

as in Your Hogness.

Cathyann said...

how serene! I like the unfinished-ness, of it too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the painting's beautiful depth and rich color.
Rumi could not be more relaxed could he?

Astrid Volquardsen said...

I like the way your neutrals make the orange color sing!

JoBlue said...


Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Casey - Thank you. The unfinished corner, indeed, wanted to be left just that way. :)
I'm wondering if it's the pumice (grittiness) in the DTs that is doing it? I need to experiment with Unisons on the UArt, which I haven't done yet.

Your Hogness - thank you. This was actually done a bit before the sky series...but oh well. :)

Cathyann, Mary, JoBlue, Astrid - Thank you very much! Mary, I don't think he could be.