A Return Visit

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
–Rodin (1840-1917)

Tomorrow’s Promise, 11 x 14″ soft pastel on Ampersand pnael
© 2009 Marianne Post

The weather wasn’t cooperating so it was destined to be a day in the studio. I decided to revisit a painting I had done earlier this year along the American River. I usually don’t do something like this and I am not sure why. I have seen other artists paint the same subject or scene many times over, and each painting tells a slightly different story. I think I am leery of getting bored with the process. So to mix things up and give it a go I selected a different size (the original was 9 x 12″) a different surface (pastelmat vs an Ampersand panel) and a different time of day.

River Light

Rodin was right! I was pleasantly surprised when I got “sucked into” the process. The watercolor underpainting responded differently on the panel than the paper. And the pastel application had a different feel. Time flew by and in a matter of a couple of hours, Tomorrow’s Promise was done. Tomorrow I’ll try it again, promise!

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4 Responses to “A Return Visit”

  1. kseverny Says:

    you’ve done a great job

  2. Dianne Poinski Says:

    Beautiful! I love both of them – but what a great excercise.

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