More Washington state painting! Some mountain biking place for the first and Vashon Island for the second two
Went painting outside today with the other two BG painters and Melissa King and I swapped media, so this is my first real try at pastels! Hard but fun. Kind of nice to just choose the color you want rather than having to mix it, and definitely nice that the color/value you lay down is the color/value you get (unlike gouache, which dries more towards the midtone than what it looks like while wet). The hard part is that you have to have a more solid plan, there’s not the same back and forth as with gouache. I’m sure regular pastel painting would make you more confident at choosing the exact color you want, but it was definitely a challenge for me today!