Today I went to the Park early (ish) to sketch in the misty conditions. I used an A2 size Pastelmat with a dark slate surface. I bought three of these sheets some years ago to try but never got around to it. Truth is they were expensive and I didn’t want to mess them up but have decided if I think like that I will end up leaving behind enough art materials to start a mail order company when I go to the big studio in the sky. I chose the slate colour as it seemed right for a misty scene background. What a mess, too dark, though the surface is good to work on. I may have another go on this but in the meantime here is the morning’s effort.
I drew from the bandstand out of the mizzle, accompanied by large empty vodka bottle which some Friday night reveller had left behind.
I think it’s great
Thanks outsideauthority. Glad you like it. I think it looks better here reproduced small, I was using a new material so I tell myself at least I got out there and did something. The paper has a fine sandpaper like texture which takes the pastel well but I did battle with the too dark background which I think would suit a different subject better.