This spring I spent my pastel time with photos of our trip to Scotland last August. I find myself drawn to the mountains, rocks, and incredible greens of the landscape. Here's a few pastel paintings, which you've seen in various stages if you follow me on Instagram. I took both of these to be framed a few weeks ago and am anxiously waiting for the call to pick them up.
This first is from a view at Glen Coe. We walked out the back of the visitors center, to the right and around the trails looking for some good backgrounds for a family photo. I loved this old stone wall. This painting is rather small, probably around 8" x 10" -- but I didn't measure it before I dropped it off. I had finished this in the fall, but careless construction workers managed to knock over and smudge this piece. While I was fixing the damage I decided to make some changes, such as correcting the mountain terrain and adding a few corals in the rocks.
This scene is from alongside the road on our way back that day, where part of the hills/mountains were cut and blasted to make way for the road. I'm not sure exactly, but we took the A82 most of the way to and from Sterling. I used 400 Uart with a wet pastel underpainting.