Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Strawberries




Strawberries
3.5"x5" pastel on Daler~Rowney pastel paper
Nicely framed with glass to protect the pastel painting.

This is something a bit different today. An original pastel painting...
and yes, a pastel is considered a painting.

Pastels can last as long as an oil if they are properly treated.
They should not be in direct sunlight
or harsh lighting of any kind.
That should be the rule for all fine art, oils, watercolors,
drawings, and fine prints.
There are many pastels in museums that look as fresh as any oil.
Degas, just to name one artist.

Anyway, I only had a short time to paint today and thought I
would do a pastel. Now I'm covered with pastel dust instead of oil paint.
An under-painting still had to be established.
Then a build up from darks to lights. So much for quick.

Hope to have more pastels in the future. I really do like the feel
of the pastels and the color range.

Available

Copyright of the artist 2008

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