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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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Time Flies (20" x 20")
This pen & ink was created for the weekly Daily Paintworks Challenge. This week Carol Marine challenged us to either work in an unfamiliar medium or with a subject matter that is different from our usual style. I went back to a medium I worked in when I was first beginning to do art. This is such a good exercise to go back to working tightly and neatly and slowly rather than the splashy colorful way I work with pastel. This piece is about time passing which is kind of ironic since it took me three times as long to produce as a pastel. The flowers represent different seasons of the year and the birds are the clock hands.