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 29, 2011
(21" x 27")
This portrait of Lucy was a commission Christmas gift. I had a blast with it. The light, the color and Lucy herself added all kinds of visual interest. I changed what was out the window (a parking lot) and zoomed in on Lucy. The picture included more bedroom furniture and a lot more bed. I wanted her to be the focal point so I simplified what I included. I think she's ready for spring.