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Pastel Seascape

Voy Kay 17 Mar 2020

Second time I used a big squared canvas, 20"x20", and covered it with circle shaped contact paper. It was old contact paper so the circle bleeded here and there at the end due to failing stickyness. The frame is museum thickness and I primed it twice with white gesso myself.
This is ONE FUN PAINTING, REALLY! The multiple cloud layers are so wortwhile but continueous highlighting is necessary for the bottom (grey/blue) ones to show some descent clouds. The sea was about the easiest to do, along with the grass and the herbs. The rock and the sand give a lot of depth to this painting so this requires attention for a maximum result and effect. The accent/focus of this painting was purely 'PASTEL colouring', and guess I succeeded in that.
In all, three hours of VERY HAPPY painting (coffee break, cleaning and 'no rush mode' included)! Please enjoy the articles and the painting!

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Great job Voy! Nice and soft skies!

I love the water too! it has motion, the land in front is made super good as well!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Sunnylady, that sky took up more then half the work, yet I worked at ease to make this one a small treasure!
My family agrees that the land is about the best of this painting. As my wife describes it …. "It's like I'm standing barefoot in that sand and grass, looking down to the sea with the wind in my hair".
Who am I to disagree with that?! Apart from the fact that myself, I hardly have any hair left at all!! SMILE!!! :)

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