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, January 22, 2014
Above and Below
"Above and Below" (16" x 20")
This is the second in a series of pieces I have been working on about motion and transparency and water. I did a series of studies for each of these paintings including a more finished study incorporating many fish and working out motion, flexibility and placement. I did several revisions before arriving at my finished work. I wanted to capture the drama of bluefish feeding on the smaller bait fish both above and below the surface. I hope I convey the sense of urgency and hunger to my viewer.