Chris Ludke: The Plein Air Experience

“Bent Tree Over Marsh”, by Chris Ludke (2022), pastel on paper

By Chris Ludke at The Plein Air Experience

Fun color experiment with pastels finished / bent tree

This was so much fun to do on a snow day I want to try again with another subject. I didn’t know if it would work out or not. Last night I wasn’t sure if I liked it but this morning it looks ok to me. Yes, I did force color into a scene that would be more gray but to my eye it’s not a glaring forced color like when you see VIOLET (straight out of the tube) in the grass in a landscape. My forced color is “refined”. hahahahah

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Tanya says:

    Beautiful work, it’s vibrant! Tree represents so much. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Tanya. 🙂

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      1. Tanya says:

        My pleasure 😇

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    I love it! Color makes it happen!

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    1. Yes! Being able to see the layers of color up close is a real treat. 🙂

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  3. Love it! It has the vibrancy of a Van Gogh.

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    1. All that movement in the shorter strokes of the layered colors are just beautiful. Thanks for visiting, Rosaliene. ❤️

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  4. chris ludke says:

    Thanks for re blogging my post. You always show masterworks so I’m honored to be in such good company. Also, I’m glad your readers like my pastel.

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  5. the tree and its branes look like the veins of the earth…..supporting lives….. Love this

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    1. Evocative imagery – thanks for sharing your thoughts, Northern Elm. 🙂❤️

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