| Sweet Peas In The Field 8.5 x 11.5 Pastel Sheila Ashley Liston|
There's nothing like bringing back memories of another time through sweet peas by the roadside...
The evening sun had cast its warm glow across the field, and I knew then that this sight was destined to become a painting.
I wanted to try UArt 800 grit sanded pastel paper for the first time. Tones of black Inktense stick with water were used to establish values.
Then I used harder pastels (Nupastels and Rembrandt) to begin putting in local color. I approached tentatively without knowing how many layers of pastel that the paper could hold. I finished the successive layers with softer Unison and Sennelier brands. I was happy with how the paper held many layers allowing detail especially in the foreground flowers. I will definitely use it again. I look forward to trying the coarser grits as well.