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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Monday, June 4, 2012
Green on the Wing
"Green on the Wing" (12" x 16")
This painting was all about capturing transparency and light. I played with leaf texture and wing texture and the ways everything changed color as the light hit from different angles. I wanted to keep it light and airy, but at the same time, I wanted the viewer to be able to see some of the wing cells. It was a challenging and fun piece to do (although I will be on line tomorrow looking for some new green pastels.)