As I continue to become familiar with my new pastels, I am enjoying the effects that I'm able to create with them. This began as a small "practice" sketch and became a miniature painting. I love the light from the sky, reflecting on the water. I've decided to try doing a larger version of this one.
Original Pastel Painting
2.5" x 3.5" ACEO
In this calm water scene, the light reflects on the water in this miniature pastel painting of a cool blue pond with a small tree island coming into the scene from either side of the painting. The trees are reflected in the water. In the foreground, the weight of the two rocks rising up through the water near the shore anchor the scene and give sense of stability and the feeling that this scene has been there for centuries.