Sometimes we artists can take ourselves a little too seriously. It’s very refreshing to just let loose and paint whatever it is that’s ruminating in your mind. At the moment our family is dealing with imminent loss and I am finding it an essential survival technique to paint fun things. I’ve always had some fascination with chickens, roosters, cows and farms, which is somewhat odd especially since I was pretty much raised in suburbia.
These are two of my most recent works…
“Farm Fresh” – Pastel on linen board sealed with acrylic 8 x 6 inches.
This fun piece and the next piece entitled “Ol’ Blue” will be winging their way to Canada to live with my friend Marg. Apparently her hubby used to “borrow” the neighbors chickens when he was a child! Thanks Marg and I hope you get great pleasure out of these two.
“Ol’ Blue” – Pastel on paper mounted on gallery wrapped canvas and sealed with acrylic. 12 x 9 inches. This painting requires no framing unlike traditional pastels. I love the pastel medium but have always disliked the expense and time it took to have it framed.
Working in this manner gives pastels new freedom to look and act like an oil or acrylic painting. And I still get to work with my fingers!
“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference.” ~