An exciting project as I’ve wanted to try out the black velour for ages. I’ve taken so many lovely twilight shots of my view here in Belfast I thought it was perfect for a trial working from black.
|The finished painting ‘Twilight City’ pastel on black velour 27″x19||
|Lush black sheet of velour mounted as normal on self adhesive
mount board and taped to my drawing board.
|I’ve managed to blend the sky ready for the clouds|
|Using deep purples for the clouds which are very silhouetted
against the sky.
|The great thing about working on black velour is that I can clean
up the black areas with a black pastel when dust gets on the areas
I want to be jet black. It’s very easy to clean it up.
|With just a light bit of yellow to highlight the back of the car I think
this has been really simple letting the black areas of the painting
create the majority of the shapes.
|This right side of the foreground brings the rest of the houses
in the row into view. I’ve outlined the lit windows with a vibrant
red and used rich oranges and yellows to give real warmth
to the cosy windows.
Hope you enjoyed the progress of “Twilight City’. I love the effect given by the lush black velour which really looks great in person like a rich velvet. It’s a view I spend a lot of time in front of as I like working at night and this is precisely what I see from my studio at night. Glad I could share the view with you!