Monday, November 4, 2019

Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress
Image size 7.5" x 7.5"
I used my pastels for this week's painting.  I enjoyed the theme of last week's painting, so I used the same idea but concentrated on the sky as a focal point.  Of course, the cypress trees draw you into the painting, but hopefully, the sky keeps you interested.

I used a dark blue mat board with a coating of pumice gel as my substrate.  None of that color shows through because I have many layers of pastel covering it.  I really enjoy the tooth of the pumice gel as it allows for multiple layers before the surface is slick and won't accept more color.

Well, I'm finally finished cutting the clay pieces for the murals.  That feels really good!!  Of course, I'm still a long way from being able to fire everything and start glazing.  I have about 120 pieces that I need to carve and fit into the mural.  That takes a long time so that will be my focus for this week.


  1. Nancy, you truly amaze me with your artistic talents. You’ve master so many different media which is so impressive. I love all your work.


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