I’ve always loved pastels because of they are immediate. The Textures they provide allow energy into an image and now I am capturing ideas on a daily basis. I drive through the country. I watch families interacting, I watch the landscape change as a storm comes through.
All of these ideas are immediate with the use of pastels. Instead of a longer process of an oil painting, the rough idea of an image becomes quickly almost like the delayed shutter of the camera.
Here is just a snapshot of life through the eyes of a pastel painter. Hope you enjoy.
A view from beneath Shark River Inlet.
A man stands in a doorway before a storm.
A couple enjoy an infant on the beach.
Kids still climb trees.
A Gazebo on a country pond.