Thursday, August 4, 2011

Caprock Canyon Pastel

Caprock Pastel, originally uploaded by Mark Nesmith.

Here's a small pastel of Caprock Canyon. I'm doing a few more pastels these days. The dryer feel of pastels seems appropriate for the canyon, and the reds and earth tones in pastel are so vivid. I think when I return to oils to paint Caprock again, I'm going to work on a larger scale. I've been doing a few larger pieces lately (Water Lillies at Cedar Creek Lake and some more images of Lake Mineral Wells) and I think the vast expanses of the canyons kind of scream for a larger size.

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