Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pastel Abstract

Karen Stiehl Osborn posted the photo above on Facebook yesterday. I asked her if I could interpret it in a painting. She gave me her blessing.

So last night I picked up pastels for the first time in - like forever. I've never done an abstract with pastels. I'm not even sure how I feel about this painting but I do know that I liked visiting this medium again. All that layering and rubbing (or adult finger painting as someone I know calls it) really speaks to me.

1 comment:

hula-la said...

Looks great, Denise! Have you tried the water soluble crayons? They, too are fun! Just took an online class at Strathmore with Trace Bautista. Love cold, snowy Sundays for art play!
Hope to see you soon around the neighborhood!