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, May 31, 2012
"Double Rainbow" (6" x 6")
Storm light is both dramatic and subtle. It's very mercurial to capture. I snapped this picture of a double rainbow after a brief summer shower and until now was a bit intimidated to try and paint it. It was challenging. Rainbows are bright, but soft. The clouds are moving quickly and the shadows change just as fast. You can feel the heat coming back after the cool rain.