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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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Falls of Nimrodel
"Falls of Nimrodel" (5" x 7")
This painting was inspired by one of my favorite tales, "The Lord of the Rings". I used to read these books long before there was a movie to illustrate the story. I used to imagine everything from the ents to sauron. So the Nimrodel was the name of the stream the company crossed on their way into the golden wood, Lothlorien. As they cross the water, the elves ask the hobbits if they can hear the song of Nimrodel in the falls and trickles of the stream. I imagined it something like this. (The story of Nimrodel is sad, but worth a read.)