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, January 27, 2012
10" x 20"
I created this painting for an upcoming exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association entitled "A Breath of Spring". I think this painting is more a "tornado" of spring, but it's hard not to get carried away with flowers. I wanted a fairy tale quality, something a bit otherworldly. I tried to keep the colors bright and clean and yet there's a darkness under it all...rather like the Brother's Grimm. The painting size and shape hopefully makes you think of a castle tower. The flowers are white like innocence, but then again, they might grab you and eat you up!