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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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A Bird's Eye View
"A Bird's Eye View" 5" x 7"
I have been painting owls and fish and I'm still in bird mode. I'm also in "if it snows one more time I'm going to scream" mode. I am so ready for spring. I have an idea for a large crow painting and so I am starting a series of studies of crows to get a feel for them. They make beautiful nests and put all sorts of interesting objects in them, including closet hangers which are really cool in a big bunch. So here is my first crow study.