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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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
"Cranberry Harvest" (2.5" x 3.5")
This is the smallest painting I have ever done. It is an entry for my Daily Paintworks Challenge which you can view if you click on the DPW challenge icon in the right hand column. The challenge was to create a painting 2.5" x 3.5" subject of your choice. Painting in miniature was interesting. I felt every stroke was important and every bit of color has a voice. The size also makes you consider your subject more carefully as some things wouldn't translate well when reduced so tiny. I had fun.