Since I was not satisfied with the "back lit" effect on the plein air study, I also used reference photos when working on the pastel in the studio. I wanted to achieve a bright sunlit morning, so I accentuated the tree shadows and tried to keep the core of the apple trees darker than the edges. The blossoms in shadow had to be a blue/purple mixed with a blue/green. The blossoms hit by the sunlight were indicated with a warmer tint, even using a warm peach in a few areas.
|Apple Orchard - May II, pastel, 12x16, $800 |
Framed with a wide warm silver frame.
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This painting will be on exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair, June 7-8.
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