Friday, December 28, 2012


pastel, 7.5 x 11.5
 As the year rushes to finish itself, I am busy cleaning up from the holidays, getting rid of "things" I no longer need or want, and looking back on 2012. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

More than two months ago, I prepared the painting surface you see in the piece at the top of this post. I used molding paste and acrylic pastel medium on Rives BFK paper. It was not until yesterday that I knew what to paint on it. The texture grabbed the pastel in unexpected ways and I enjoyed skimming the pastels across the ridges with contrasting value marks.

"The true method  of knowledge is experiment." William Blake

Auld Lang Syne by the Leonard Trio.


Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

I REALLY like this-beautiful nuances and value shifts-puts me in mind of a mysterious winter-land that I could happily get lost in

Kitty Wallis said...

Ethereal. I like it.