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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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Grace in the Tall Grass
Grace in the Tall Grass 12" x 16"
This painting was created for the February exhibition at the Cape Cod Art Association entitled "The Beauty of Red." I thought about it for several months and came up with every red subject from Fall foliage to apples and decided I wanted to use a more subtle shade of red. My uncle Jim had hunting dogs and some of them were a pretty shade of rust. We had an irish setter for many years and he was absolutely beautiful. So I determined I was going to paint a hunter. I still have the water included. I almost can't paint a picture without it. It's a nice contrast to all the red undertones.