Friday, June 17, 2011

Paintpartyfriday!

Pastel Nastursiums
I love pastel ! I do a painting with the pastels and then go back and add color and details by using water and a brush. I shave the pastels I want to use with an exacto knife into a small palette . Then I dip a brush into water and mixed the "powder" to add more colors. It gives it a nice painterly look.

7"x 9" pastel in 17"x 21" frame
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/2011/06/paint-party-friday-week-12-check-in.html

16 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful painting and thank you for explaining how you achieved this great effect. Happy PPF.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ooooh this looks great!! I really like it!

laurie said...

beautiful,, just perfect,

Beth Niquette said...

Hi, Peggy! I have featured your blog and artwork in this week's FATuesday Artist Spotlight.

I love your pastels! The link is http://bethlniquetteart.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful weekend, my talented Friend!

Dawn said...

Lovely finished work and love the idea of shaving and adding water to the pastel mmm very cool

Love Dawn xx

ruth said...

Beautful!

BahamaDawn said...

awesome work!! thanks for sharing how you did it!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE nasturtiums and these are beautiful! AND, I'm intrigued by this technique- I want to know more; do you add spray fixative between layers? After you add the pastel "paint" do you add more dry pastels or is the wet part the end of the process? I used to only work in pastels- believe it or not, I despised acrylics and wasn't brave enough to try oils....

SHERI C said...

Your work is lovely and the framing is perfect to showcase it. HAPPY PPF!

carlarey said...

What a great technique! This is a wonderful painting.

Gloria said...

Ooooh pastels, just awesome. I love the way they feel on my fingers. Love your work. The flowers are great. I like the effects of the water with the pastels. Great idea. Take care.

Faye said...

What a fabulous technique, Peggy. This is a gorgeous painting.

brendathour said...

What a beautiful painting, and I love the technique you use. I've never heard of that before. Happy PPF

Giggles said...

Wow another very cool process! Love it! Love the flowers!
Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

ileana said...

Your technique gives you beautiful results. Love those flowers!

Hybrid J said...

Enjoying the wonderful color of your artwork