Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back to work

After participating in Nicole Caulfield's mini workshop of working on pastel board at our district chapter of CPSA May meeting, I decided to try working on the pastelboard. The size is 12x12" and the background color of the board is gray. I've been out on our boat quite a bit so I'm inspired by all the sailboats that I see. I'm working from photos that I took of sailboats one evening at sunset. My palette is primarily blues, purples and pinks so I'm throwing in a few reds, greens (turquoise) and yellows here and there to create some zing!

9 comments:

Nicole Caulfield said...

Gorgeous Kendra!!!!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

You've got a great sense of light with those clouds. Nicole pointed me to your blog!

hbedrosian said...

Wow, Kendra; you are a master. You took a nice photograph and created a beautifully lit nautical scene. I am very impressed with this piece.

Kendra said...

Hey thanks everybody! Keep up the good work yourselves!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Nicole sent me too!

Stunning Kendra - you're obviously very adept at drawing boats. Marine art seems to be one of those areas where the artist has to know boats - and you've 'got it'!

Debbi said...

Wow I love this piece. Can't wait to see it in real life. It looks beautiful.

Kendra said...

Appreciate the comments Debbi & Katherine. We are surrounded by boats in my area so one becomes familiar with boats just by seeing them all the time!

Kathy said...

I have to agree with everyone - this piece is beautiful!Love the water in the foreground. Can't wait to see it in person.

Kendra said...

This piece is hanging at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport and received a lot of attention from viewers. So I know its a success!!! Sometimes an artist never knows how a piece will be received .....