"Harvest Glow" 24 x 24" Pastel on sanded paper
Gosh, I just seem to be fighting with myself about this piece! It was the sky that bothered me. Like one of those thistles that gets stuck in your sock when trampling in a field! Yuck!
I sat with it for awhile after the first post...waiting to figure out the answer. And sure enough, the skies cleared here in Oregon enough for me to study them as a passenger in the car. I'm often looking at the scenery when I'm driving and have come to the realization that I'm better off a passenger. Anyway, I digress. Here I've lightened up the higher clouds. They were too orange last time around. So, I had to wash off what I previously painted. I went outdoors and took the garden hose and washed the entire upper portion off! It's hard to let go of all that precious pigment, but for what it's worth, the painting means more to me. As the pigment washed away, I saw the original underpainting that had stained the Wallis paper. This is my blueprint. After it dried, I took it inside and started in on it again with more courage. I tried to keep it simple and to not noodle with, keeping it fresh. Hoping it worked! Comments welcomed.