I've just finished sketching out a new pastel painting. It's been a while since I've done anything specific to my own tastes like this. Lately, my paintings have been those landscape scenes that seem to really impress people. Don't get me wrong, I like them too, but I enjoy painting renderings from artistic pictures so much more. This one is from a Five Foto Friday post I did a while ago, and I've wanted to paint it in pastel for a while. I even have a frame all ready for it.
I'm also going to be taking this painting much more slowly than I do my other paintings. I try to rush through things - get to the result as soon as I can. That's just the kind of person I am. I sketched tonight, and it took a lot of restraint to not break out the pastels and start layering in the colour for her dress. But I stopped. I took a few pictures. I drank some cool water. I got my clothes ready for work tomorrow. And it will still be there tomorrow too.