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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Friday, December 16, 2011
5' x 7"
I actually saw my first blue crabs in a picture that my brother took in a restaurant in Florida. I painted my first blue crabs from that picture. Now I paint them frequently because they're so much fun and I can actually find them on the beach here on Cape Cod. They have interesting patterning on their olive shells and beautiful claws. I also really like their blue green legs. When they die and wash up on the beach, they turn orange.