Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sunset at the Cove

Sunset at the Cove, Pastel, 25x18 Margaret Lindsey

This larger pastel painting was accomplished just after I had finished a tedious colored piece, so I felt very free to make bold strokes and let the luminous quality of the pastel do the work.  By putting both warm and cool shades of the same value in the shadow, I was trying to bring a glow, which works better when viewing the painting in person than in a photograph. 
This view of Abalone Cove is from Wayfarers' Chapel and I completed a couple small studies on location before creating this piece in the studio.  This piece was done several years ago. I am going back and writing a bit about each piece to document my artistic journey!