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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Saturday, February 18, 2012
5" x 7"
I pulled out a bunch of my marsh pictures and just started putting color on the paper. I tried not to think too much and just let the colors decide for me. Working without a plan really allows me a freedom to use color I might not ordinarily and I am really wanting to push the envelope a bit so I don't get too stale with my palette. This is part of the great marsh in Barnstable on Cape Cod.