Afternoon pastels

I’ve been experimenting with working with pastels recently.   Getting used to the properties and techniques.  Here’s a colour study of some silver birch trees on Curbar Gap during winter. Dry pastel on cool blue grey paper 160g 30cmx22cm.  This is going to sit for a while now while I evaluate it.  I’ll be looking at mark making, colour, composition. I’m already thinking of using a damp brush to give more definition to some of the branches in the trees.

Silver Birch - dry pastel
Silver Birch – dry pastel

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