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, October 17, 2012
"Raging Winds" (6" x 6")
This painting was done in response to the Dailypaintworks challenge last week to depict an emotion. I chose Rage because it is such a strong out of control feeling to me. I really pushed myself to work in a more abstract manner than I usually would. I wasn't sure about the face at first. but the response I've had from viewers has pretty much agreed that it works. I thought this was a really great challenge to take an abstract feeling and make it come to life.