Sunday, August 02, 2009
The Farm Pantry
Today was a rainy and stormy day most of the day, with heavy rain and lots of flooding in the roads! I went up to Jerry's in West Orange to get some more pastel papers, and when I was there I saw they had the new Jack Richeson semi-hard pastels in open stock! I've been wanting to try them ever since I read about them on Wetcanvas, so I ended up buying a couple dozen colors I liked. They had some very nice cool blues, though they had no very light ones, which was my only gripe. No really light greens either. But I bought two whites.
Anyway, since I had bought them I decided I had to try them out! So I painted this picture this afternoon, from a photo I took this summer up at the farm in one of the small pantries off the kitchen. This is my standard 9x12 Art Spectrum, and mostly using the new Jack Richesons, but a few Faber Castells as well.