Patch of LightPatch of Light, 6×9″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia
In this painting, I began with a piece of vanilla colored mat board and coated it with clear gesso to provide a good tooth for the pastels. This scene is from the white diamond path through the Julington Durbin Preserve. The sun is on the right, just peeking over the tops of distant trees, turning the foliage bronze and yellow. The light has just begun to touch a patch of dried grasses on the left in the foreground. Even though the rest of the picture is dark, there are still shapes visible in the line of trees and the path, though shadowed, curves ahead to the left.
I walk here in the mornings with my dogs and I love how the tall pine tree on the right stands sentinel over the path, pointing the way back to the parking lot.
This is number 15 of a new series in which I paint 30 pastel landscapes in 30 days.
Here are the work in progress pics and detail shots.Patch of Light, detail, 6×9″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia Patch of Light, detail, 6×9″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia Patch of Light, detail, 6×9″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia Patch of Light, detail, 6×9″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia
This painting is available at auction on ebay.
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