Liz Haywood-Sullivan provided these progression phots of her demonstration for the December 5 PSST meeting. She said "It was so much fun to do the demo, and I enjoyed doing this piece from start to finish." The clarity of her underpainting values guided her through to the finish; her shapes, shadows and brights stayed true.
Tip: paint the local color, then the color of what falls over that local color, i.e., hot warm light over green grass, or cool sky reflected into cool shadows. Her explanation is detailed in the video (available for PSST members only.)
Left: Selecting value range and applying monochromatic underpainting
Center: Painting at end of demo - underpainting washed in, palette selected, building up first layers
Right: Finished painting - “Moving On" 16x20 pastel
A stunning demonstration of pastel skills - that was Liz Haywood-Sullivan for the December 5 virtual meeting of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. These photos were taken of a computer screen, so they are a little blurry (sorry, Liz), but they provide an excellent representation of how Liz developed a pastel landscape..
Photos: (1) The underpainting process, (2) first layer of local color on bottom half of painting (3) progressing into the trees and sky (4) the Necessary Neutrals set chosen by Liz for her Girault personalized set available at pasteletc.com (5) the painting with sparkling warm light and neutralized shadows -- in less than one hour.
The recorded demo will be available for PSST members only to view; it is packed with techniques and awesome tips.
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