Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This is a relatively simple painting and I thought it would be a quick study, but it took a lot longer to paint than I originally thought. I was using a new brand of pastels which are thicker than most I've used before. Because the figures are small I wound up switching to my usual brands midway, but by that time everything was out of balance and I had used up the tooth of the paper. I suppose I could have sharpened the thicker pastels, but I wasn't that motivated. I saved it as best I could and may think about painting it again....or not.