Recently a young couple politely reminded me I hadn’t added to my Blog in several weeks. The nudge was needed. Learning that Andrea & Richard had fond ties to Yosemite National Park I chose this painting for the Blog with them in mind.
The work was created last February at The Hillcrest Festival of Arts where I was demonstrating and exhibiting. I began with a white pastel board, first staining it with earth tones that I planned would impart a warmth to the scene when it was completed. Next I sketched my subject: shapes of trees, deer (three would give way to just one in the end) and the iconic Half Dome in the distance.
Here are a few shots taken that day of the work in progress.
Summer Deer, pastel, 17″ x 23″
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