Image size 7" x 7"
I haven't worked in pastels for a very long time, but I'm trying to finish up some of my paintings that have already been started and this is the one I picked to finish this week. I started it a couple of years ago, but lost my motivation. I'm not really painting flowers as much any more so I'm not sure my heart was really in this, but it does feel good to have finished it.
Pastel is such a fun medium and the look can vary from totally blended -which can look like an oil painting- to sketchy and gestural. I usually prefer seeing the strokes but I had already started this with blending the pastels in the background so I continued that look there but made the flowers a bit more textural. I like having both techniques in one painting.