Sanhill Crane Quartet

Sanhill Crane Quartet
OIl on 18x24 inch canvas

Monday, January 22, 2018


This pastel, "Conversation", was executed with soft pastel block and pencils on black Canson pastel paper.  It took three days to complete and I enjoyed everyone of them, vascilating between wanting to finish the piece and wanting it to go on forever, or at least a little longer.  Some people think pastels are messy and, to a certain extent, they are the only thing that gets messy are my fingers and my blending stumps.  That's what soap and water is for. Not the stumps. I sand the stumps.  Water warps the paper.

This drawing is about 18 x 24 inches. I had to trim down a larger piece of paper. And here it is.....

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The following photos are the progression of my work from almost beginning to end.