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Work in progress. Pear, Crab apple, and blossoms

29 days ago   |   By Debbie's Art Space

Pastel drawing.. I started this painting on a board toned with transparent oxide red, and thought I would try using pastel for an underpainting, I colored in the drawing with the pastels and then used a brush with turpentine to wet and spread the pastel color...
pastel set with turpentine Once it was dry, I began with oil paint. It was interesting to try using the pastels to start, not needing to mix colors, I just chose a pastel close to the color I wanted. It worked out ok, but I don't know if I'll use this method each time I paint. It was fun to try.
oil painting.. This is the oil...
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"Pear, Crab Apple, Hydrangea, and Phlox" Oil on 5x7 board

"Pear, Crab Apple, Hydrangea, and Phlox" Oil on 5x7 board

29 days ago   |   By Debbie's Art Space

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Here is the finished painting, and also a "photo- shopped" framed image to show how it might look in a frame. The painting is sold unframed.Scroll down to the previous post to see work in progress photos.Thanks for looking!
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