We encountered these exotic giants on our way to Hamurana Springs. The redwood grove was planted in 1919 and so the tallest tree is only 55 metres high ― they can grow up to 100 metres! Still a pretty good effort though. The painting was made using a ‘wet on dry’ technique: soft pastels were dipped in water and applied to card giving a kind of impasto effect.
14 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Stand in the place where you live”
I love it!
I love this painting!
Hi Anna, I never knew that soft pastels can be dipped in water. What a lovely effect. P
I like the effect too. And you don’t end up with messy (and potentially harmful) pastel dust everywhere! Apparently soft pastels can also be used ‘dry on wet’ (on watercolour paper) — I haven’t tried that yet though…
Probably a stupid question I know, but do the pastels dry out sufficiently to use them in the normal way afterwards? Patsy
It’s not a stupid question… yes, they dry out and become ‘normal’ again. In fact it’s more of a trick to keep them wet!
The perspective gives the impression that you are lying on the floor resting and letting the thoughts flow.
This is so beautiful!
Both photo and painting are brilliant Anna . The wet pastel effect you use for the foliage works particularly well I think .
This is a beautiful painting and has a calming effect on the viewer. I love it!! I have some photos somewhere that echo this idea; have always thought I’d try painting this kind of perspective someday ~ you have inspired me to try!