"The only source of knowledge is experience."Albert Einstein
Before starting off with the pastel painting, I always do a few thumbnail sketches or study works on small cut outs of Canson Mi Teintes paper.
It is my way of doing a preliminary study of a complicated subject. By creating these small works using limited palette of pastels, I am able to simplify the scene by understanding the value masses, the composition, the additions and subtractions. If I am happy with the small sketch and if it looks good to me, then I go ahead and follow the same steps when I am recreating the work in a bigger format. Many a times I create more than one thumbnail sketch of the same subject in order to try out different compositions.
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Thnumbnail sketch, 3.5" X 5"
Thnumbnail sketch, 4" X 5"
Dubare Forest, Coorg
Thumbnail sketch, 3" X 4.5"
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