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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grasses..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I had this odd off cut of paper, and have no idea what it was though. It's a dark maroon color and is sanded. Any ideas?

Anyway, I had mounted it onto some archival foam core a few years ago so why not use it?

The format is quite elongated and poses problems or should I say, challenges to the artist, composition wise.

I chose to do just tall brambles and grasses, really playing with the various textures.
I used an alcohol wash under painting in parts, let it dry and then worked the pastels over the top.

I don't usually do this technique of underneath washes, but this paper took the wet media so why not?

I hope you like it.

This image is 8" x 22" unframed.
$300 plus S/H

It is also available in prints at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/grasses-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

Rae conducts demonstrations and workshops in all media.
Please contact her through this blog or via her website at:
www.raeandrews.com

Thanks for visiting..

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