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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When the snow finally falls on Cape Cod the color is amazing. The ocean becomes a clear turquoise. The snow collects in pockets on the dunes and becomes shades of blue and purple. The bare sticks of beach foliage are brick red, navy and violet. It's quiet except for the surf and the gulls. You always hear them.