Monday, January 24, 2011


I ended yesterday's post mentioning the topless art gallery we visited. But before getting into that I have more to share about my pastel experience.

Like every artist does, once I began working with the new medium I gradually began pushing the boundaries of my expectations for each new painting. I continued to work on illustration board using the pastel dust technique, and architecture remained my main focus, but the paintings gradually became more sophisticated and nuanced, more painterly and less graphic.

I continued to enter the Pastel Society of America's (PSA) annual show and had 4 paintings accepted over the next 5 years. I stopped entering the show when my interest began to shift to other mediums, but have continued to work with pastels on a more occasional time frame.

Shortly after moving to Paducah I was accepted as a signature member into the PSA.

In keeping with my intention to avoid lengthy posts, the topless gallery will have to wait until next time.

1 comment:

corlissa said...