Impression Of Heat

21 Dec

hot earth 2

I did some quick, impressionistic sketches while I was walking around on my visit to Portugal a couple of weeks ago. The earth is stratified, horizontally and vertically and made up of bright hot colours, reds, oranges, yellows and browns which contrast so vividly with the brilliant blue of the sky and sea.

I used Daler Rowney artist quality soft pastels into a 15cm square Khadi paper sketchbook, The paper is lovely, very textured, heavy and deckle-edged. I think it’s worth paying out for really good quality materials because a little goes a long way. These pastels have lasted me ages and there’s plenty more pigment left.

4 Responses to “Impression Of Heat”

  1. Sharon Mann December 22, 2017 at 16:37 #

    Very dramatic and exciting sketch!

  2. Fred Lavezzo December 22, 2017 at 14:39 #

    Can almost feel the heat being conveyed upward! * Thanks for your tips on the art supplies.

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