This past week I experimented with using a reference as a jumping off point for two different styles of painting. The reference is from a photograph I took of one of the set-ups that I furnished for the palette knife workshop with Ann Feldman.
The first painting was done with pastel in an impressionistic manner. Different colors and parts of the reference were left out. I struggled with it, trying to get the colors and values what I wanted.
Impressionistic Version # 1
The second one came more easily because I "dreamed/thought"about it during the night, so I knew what I wanted to do when I got to the studio. It is a one-direction diagonal style pastel with lots of black interlaced. I really like it.
Diagonal Version # 2
Both paintings may be enlarged to see more detail by clicking on the image. After the holidays are over I may try some other styles modeled after the "Masters". Any suggestions?
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Have a good week and thanks for taking a look.