Sketch: The Bench in Spring “The Bench in Spring”, pastel, 6.5″ x 9.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski I’ve been trying to scan this painting for two days and I still didn’t capture the range of greens very well and the sky is a little odd, but overall it is what it is. It’s another street sketch that I began outdoors and finished at home from a photo. This is one of the benches leading up the hill to Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, a view I see frequently in all seasons. The trees were just perfect this day, all just leafing out and so full of so many different shades of green. Already today they are darker green and denser. In the meantime the row of trees to my right cast a deep shadow on the street which contrasted nicely with the lacy nature of the trees above. I’ve been scurrying around trying to get a few spring sketches in while the leaves are still so colorful—it really only lasts a week, at most. This is sketched in mixed soft pastels on multi-media paper, just enough tooth to hold pastel but no real finish. Click any image to find out more about it or visit my Landscapes and Still Lifes Gallery. If you’d like to sign up to receive this e-newsletter, which I usually deliver seasonally, click here to add your e-mail address. See other original art and landscapes on “Today” Click here to see an archive of original art. . . . . . . . For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. All images in this post are copyright © Bernadette E. Kazmarski and may not be used without prior written permission. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Raindrops on LilacsMoving On 0 Comments It’s charming! 🙂 Nice work. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.