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.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
The Wasp Nest
"The Wasp Nest" (5" x 7")
Walking my dog in the park one morning, I kept getting dive bombed every time I passed a certain set of trees. Sure enough just above the lowest leafy branches was a beautiful enormous wasp nest. I watched it for the entire summer and at some point in the Autumn, a thunderstorm knocked it out of the tree. I waited several weeks to make sure the wasps were all gone before getting photos of it.