I am a pastel painter. I chose this medium because of its immediacy and lightness. Pastel allows you freedom to build a richness of color in a single sitting that I did not find in any other kind of painting. It is the purest pigment in a soft medium that can still give you hard edges while maintaining its beautiful fluidity of expression.
"A Cape Cod Boil"
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
9" x 12"
I chose this boat because it was tied with this great aqua colored line, but after I started working on the painting, I decided to emphasize the purple/maroon tints I kept seeing and now I think I really chose this piece for the underlying colors, but I still like the title. Can't beat a wooden boat for texture and this one was a great shade of orange on top of that. I kept the background kind of loose and all the stones are just dabs of color that I hope are representational enough. Cheers!