Sunday, March 23, 2008

Deep in Thought - WIP

Only had an hour or so today, to block this in. To be continued...

10 comments:

Kit said...

Rhonda,
This is a gem. I wouldn't do alot more! It has great atmosphere and mood.
Kit

Lisa B. said...

I'll second that!

Robin Cheers said...

Your works are all so lovely in their more finished state, but I have to agree with the others. This says enough and leaves us wondering....

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

thanks all. Even though I sometimes have a tendency to overwork, I will try to keep this one loose. thanks for the encouragement!

Blake said...

I just discovered your gallery and I have to say that your works are amazing. I love this painting in particular... are you using a palette knife here? and... oil? acrylic?

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Blake,

The medium is pastel. I hope to try oils at some point, haven't done that yet, though. Thanks for your comment.

Blake said...

Pastels? Wow, I really have to try them sooner or later. Great work anyway.

Blake said...

Sorry to bother you again but, are you using soft or hard pastels? What brand would you suggest? Thanks!

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Blake-

I use lots of brands of pastels...over the years I have collected quite a few. I usually start with hard to lock in my composition (like cretacolor) and then go to softer ones like unison and schminke. It is important to have a good range of colors (not like oils where you can mix anything from a few tubes) and also I think the paper is very important. I use Wallis sanded paper, because it takes a lot of pastel before filling the "tooth" of the paper...maybe 20 layers or so. Feel free to email me if you have any other pastel questions at hurshaw@aol.com

Blake said...

Yes, I imagine it must be quite different from oils, but at least you don't have to use turpentine to remove the color from your brushes :) Thanks so much for your very informative reply!