Monday, February 21, 2011
Just Squint - Pastel Landscape
I've recently been studying how to loosen up yet still keep a realistic (but painterly) look to my work. The advice I see most often is to just squint. Squinting supposedly helps you see the important and blurs out the unimportant.
That's fine, I guess, but it's really, really hard to sustain a squint long enough to finish a whole painting! lol Anyway, my first effort at just squinting! I think this is one of those things that requires a lot of practice!
Pastel on sand colored Ampersand PastelBord, 5 x 7 inches, mostly Rembrandt sticks and various pastel pencils.