Dusk at the Garden

"Dusk at the Garden"
12" x 12"
Pastel on black canvas
The plant materials in this part of the garden were lit very theatrically, as it was very nearly dusk. The sun was streaming in from the side and grazing the tips of the stocks, and other companion plantings in this September landscape. 

I painted eleven canvas panels with black acrylic today and coated them with a couple of layers of clear gesso to create the magical texture I like for pastel. Here is a squiggle painting I worked on while listening mainly to Ray LaMontagne singing "Beg Steal or Borrow."