Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time crunch leads to a new passion!

Ok... so the 4 year old grandson comes to live here for a while and it rapidly becomes clear that after getting him in bed and doing a reality check on my available remaining energy level, I am too tired to set up my oil paints and paint. This goes on for a while and I am in utter creative withdrawal when a little light bulb goes on...what about pastels? I had a small set tucked away and I found some small mat board pieces and in about 5 minutes I was at it!

Having struggled for awhile to really understand optical color in my work, the first thing I noticed is that you have to work in optical color to create a representative image in pastel...I am learning!! I am painting small...5x7...8x10 etc. And I am trying to paint everyday!

Let me know what you think!!



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