Thursday, June 30, 2005

Parasol

Here is a pastel I drew some time ago. The situation and place are pretty unimportant as far as the drawing is concerned (though it was based on a photo taken on the beach at Holme-Next-The-Sea in Norfolk): it was the simplicity of the layout and the colours used that I liked.

I tried to do a larger version of this, making the colours brighter and cleaner, but it all went horribly wrong and I never finished it. In that picture, I tried laying down a base layer of acrylic to strengthen the colour of the pastels I placed on the top, but I wasn't careful enough and was never able to subsequently cover up my errors. Ah well. Maybe I'll go back to it one day.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neal, a very cool drawing, as hot as it is here, sitting on the beach would be a joy!
Thanks for posting this drawing!
jan

Brenda Coulter said...

Oh, I like that a lot. Post more!

Neal said...

So glad you both like them. I do have a few more pastels at home that I haven't posted yet, so I'll dig them out and start posting a few.

Anonymous said...

Feel free to come and check it out if you get time :-)

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TXArtcGal said...

VERY refreshing...I'd love to be sitting under that umbrella right now!

Matthew Cornell said...

I think this is a great drawing.