Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nebraska twice

Nebraska again
pastel on Uart 800 paper 6.5"x9"

Nebraska 1st painting
pastel on Canson paper 10"x19"

I thought it might be fun to post the first pastel that I ever did. I had a cheap little box of Mungyo pastels ($6 at Hobby Lobby?).
I decided to try painting the same scene again. Funny thing is, I'm not really sure which one I like better.
I'm also not 100% sure that this was in Nebraska. If it is, it's northwest Nebraska, close to Wyoming or Montana. We covered lots of states on that road trip. It's beautiful out there.


  1. They are both really nice. I think the colors of the paper and pastels make the bottom one look a little more dramatic. The top one looks more realistic...a beautiful sunny day!

  2. I agree with Laura, it's not which one to like better, it's to like both of them for different reasons. I like the subtle clouds in the more recent one too.

  3. They each have their own distinctive personalities, and yet they definitely have a feel that they're of similar terrain.