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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
"Autumn Glow" and "Autumn Evening"
Autumn Glow, 12" x 9"
Autumn Evening, 9" x 12"
I demonstrated similar paintings for both of my pastel classes this past week. Autumn Glow was from the Thursday class and Autumn Evening from the Monday class. The latter was from the same reference photo as the studies shown in the earlier post, but both are from the same location. After reveiwing my color studies, I favored the glowing warm colors for this particular scene and incorporated those colors in both paintings. I especially liked the color combination of the pale lavender against the warm red, used in both paintings but emphasized in dfferent places. We'll be switching from autumn to winter in our next class!