24″x18″ pastel on sanded board

I started with an oil wash underpainting.  I used thinned alizeran crimson and ultramarine blue and LOTS of mineral spirits.  I loved the subtle colors blocked in.  I finished the painting with touches in a hot coral pastel.  The painting was beautiful, but didn’t quite look enough like summer, so I added some orange touches.  That did the trick perfectly!

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2 thoughts on “Ghosts in the Woods

  1. Beautiful, and so fascinating I had to go back to a couple of your previous paintings. Thank you for the education you provide, and the peek into the “educated eye” and vision you have for how to do the under-painting. As in life, the foundation is crucial to the beauty that can follow.

  2. Ghosts in the woods is magical! The flowers have movement and seem to dance forward.
    Thank you for how you share your skills and passion for painting. I am so happy that I have been able to come under your wings to learn painting with pastels. It has been a life changer for me!

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