Saturday, October 06, 2012

Saturday Studio - pastel, Umpqua View

Umpqua View, Pastel on Wallis paper
Today was my oil painting class this morning, but I didn't get far enough along to post it here. So instead, here is my latest pastel painting which I finished this afternoon. I started with a thin oil under-painting on Wallis sanded paper. It was looking pretty sad in the middle of the process, but I kept going and I am happy how it turned out.

This was painted from a photo taken by my niece, Andrea, who recently moved to Eugene, Oregon. She gave me permission to use her photo for my reference. Looks like a beautiful place! I hope to visit there sometime.

3 comments:

Linda Hill said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. Makes me miss OR.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Erma Pierce said...

Really like this painting a lot! Lots of depth, looks like you could keep walking back into the woods forever; and you can hear the sound of the water against the rocks! Wonderful!