Monday, May 9, 2016

The Model
Pastel, 12" x 16"

Inspired by a lovely young actress whose role as Helen Keller in the theatre production of "The Miracle Worker" caught the eye of a budding photographer which led to a photo shoot and the black & white photograph that would serve as a reference for this pastel painting.
This piece is done on a pastel support that I am using for the first time as my favorite Wallis pastel paper is no longer in production. It is likely that this may be my last pastel as I am working in oil and acrylic these days, but one never knows, as an artist, I keep all options open.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pastel, 12" x 9"

Soft pastels on wallis pastel paper. The obvious complementary colors were a deliberate choice, so too, was the use of layering various colors without blending to create the form.