Tag: new pastel

The Evolution of “The Ginkgo Tree”

  As you know, I am in full swing preparing for my May show at Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island. One of my new pieces that will be in the show was inspired by the view of the ginkgo tree in full autumn regalia outside my studio window. I just couldn’t not recreate the glory

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My Whistler inspired pastel

  So you know how in my last blog I talked about the way James MacNeill Whistler left much of the paper bare when creating his pastels (see for instance, The Beadstringers) and that it was actually a difficult thing to do? Well this morning I took up the challenge…….and found that I was right!

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And finally…I take a risk and expose myself

  I know you’ve been waiting with bated breathe. After all my promises of posting an example of where recent explorations have been taking me, today, finally, I’ll take you through the process of just such a pastel.   It’s all about risk. Risk….scary stuff.   “Risk is a necessary part of painting. You have

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