THIS EVENING'S fun... "Final Symphony" Full sheet Rives BFK 22x30... Found a dead sparrow the cats were playing with, so I "rescued" it for reference ...vine charcoal, pastel ...such a great feeling to play on big sheet - whole arm movement. I can't say I love the Rives for pastel, I might play with it some more. I keep coming back to this experience in my mind... really enjoyed the process of full arm movement, a different paper, mark-making, layering, using a lot of vine charcoal... going to do more experimentation of materials along with pastel... perhaps using water to "paint" the pastel... I've done that before with interesting results.
"Final Symphony" 22x30" $775.00 plus tax and shipping
"LAST SONG" ...a little something different - exploring neutrals, shapes, design. I plan doing this several more times, different design, black & white, to see what transpires... 9x12 on UArt $225 plus tax & shipping.
I AM HONORED to have my work included in the Pastel 100 Competition with two Honorable Mentions - "Sage Symphony" in the Landscape Category and "Daisy Blues" in the Floral Category. You can see all the award winners and great articles in the April 2015 issue of The Pastel Journal. Many thanks to the jurors and to The Pastel Journal for sponsoring this beautiful collection of pastel paintings!