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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Monday, January 27, 2014
Riley's Beach (5" x 7")
This painting was created for our weekly DPW challenge which is to paint snow. I rarely see a snow picture where the snow is actually white. It seems to pick up color from everything around it, especially the sky. This was at twilight a few weeks ago after a big snow. The tide had pushed large pieces of ice into Cotuit Bay and the snow on the beach had been sculpted by the water. The color was fantastic. Pink, blue and purple and the water was a dark bluegreen.