Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunsets

Happy PPF and SS! I'm linking to both this weekend. I hope you will join me in checking out the other wonderful artists work!
I've been trying to find the right medium to use in painting the beautiful sunsets we've been having lately. Here are just a few: First I tried acrylics...

It was a little too bright!
Next I tried acrylics with oil pastels...

Not bright enough...
Water colors were next. Here is just one of the many I painted:

Better, but I still had one more mediuam to try...pan pastels!

I love this one! I had forgotten how easy pastels are to use! I only wish I had a better color for the bottom...hmm I'm sure I'll be adding to my pan pastels sometime soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

It is amazing how using different mediums can bring a completely different sunset. Love them all. HPPF :)

annkrier said...

I received some pan pastels for Christmas. I love their blending qualities almost as much as I love watercolor.
Adore the sunsets - ours have been as colorful lately !

kat said...

Debbie these colors are lovely, peaceful and serene, great to see all your versions, happy PPF to you!

Linda said...

nice to see the different effects you got from the different mediums.Happy PPF!

Kim said...

Love your color palette! HPPF!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful sunsets! <3

NTW Lauren Photography said...

Great pan pastel work. I love all the comparisons of mediums. Lovely!

janice smith said...

Lovely work, Debbie! I love the variety you shared. The pastel version is especially wonderful...so soft and glowy. Happy PPF! - janice

Janis Cox said...

Thanks for visiting my Sunday Stillness. I have to remember the acronyms .. PPF Paint Party Friday.
Great colours and sunsets.
Blessings,
Janis

Lorraine said...

sunsets are such joyful arent they..great painting and I love the picture of you and your man..thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..have a nice weekend

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful sunsets with warm lovely colors ^_^

Sue said...

Simple shapes and gorgeous colours....a recipe for success!
xxx
Sue

Christine said...

beautiful sunsets, my favourite are the bright acrylics!

sharon said...

I love all of them, the pastel one is my favourite, pastels are awesome, you can get your fingers in and be part of the work!

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely
bands of color
i can almost imagine your sunsets

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Debbie, love the sunsets. beautiful colours... :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your colorful skies. Blessings!

Adrienne Rose said...

Water colors are very nice for sunsets! Alternately you could water down the acrylics and treat them like water colors as well. :)

WrightStuff said...

Yes - any excuse to buy more art supplies!!

Lovely colours :)

Lynn Cohen said...

So pretty! HPPF!

Serena Lewis said...

Yep, definitely the pan pastels...just lovely!