"Bluffs and Trees"
12 x 12" Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord.
I'm challenging myself lately to work with my "field pastel palette" in studio setting.
In studio I used to luxury of setting all possible pastel boxes around
and literally having hundreds of choices.
In field I limited to whatever I managed to fit in my field carrier, what is still a lot,
but nothing to compare with my full collection (truth is - all pastel artists are hoarders).
Being spoiled with so many choices, in the field I feel uncomfortably robbed of
my options and often getting wrong impression, that I just do not have the right color,
what I simply can not do without. This is not entirely truth... I just feel this way.
Therefore to gen my mind out of its hoarding mode I limited myself for this summer to
whatever I have in my field box. Plus box of pencils.
This way when at the end of summer I'll travel for my 2013 Plein Air session
in Washington, I will not feel stressed about the fact "I just do not have that right stick"!
"Bluffs" are one more out of those "limited palette" paintings.