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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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Keeping the Faith
"Keeping the Faith" (11" x 14")
I am really interested in the history and restoration of wooden boats. I have been reading about them and how it is only recently that people have really begun to see the value of restoring these beautiful boats and getting them back on the water. In past years, unused wooden boats were burned or dismantled and allowed to simply disintegrate with the years. I think they are a tribute to the courage and workmanship of the whaling and fishing industry that used to face the wide ocean storms and currents in the ships they built themselves. The lines are beautiful and they are now regarded as works of art and family heirlooms. Keeping the faith is about keeping their stories alive from the tall sailing ships to the lowly wooden dinghy.