I was getting pretty bored with laying in bed! I decided to check out some YouTube videos and came across a great tutorial on a simple still life. I often use pastel to do colour and composition studies for my non-objective abstract paintings and collage, so I thought I would give it a try!
To do my study, I used an 8x8 canvas. I would normally use watercolour paper but I was too lazy to cut it and prepare it! I then did a simple grey background wash in watercolour and added a coat of Dry Ground Medium. Then I followed the tutorial and this is what I came up with!
I know I do not like the background colour! So, that will change when I sit down and actually paint this in acrylic. But overall, I am happy. It's not ment to be realistic or to have a lot of detail. It is a simple, loose way to test out composition and colour before I do an actual painting.
The pastels I used are a cheap brand I picked up off Amazon. I think I am going to invest in a more expensive, artist quality set. I really enjoyed doing this.