Pastel on Paper
I thought it might be fun to show one of my pastel paintings from quite a few years back. This was before I took up oil painting. I used to love painting with soft pastels. I loved the immediacy of the medium and the glowing, rich colors. But at that time, my studio was a tiny little room in the back of our basement. It had nice light with two windows. I would sit and paint for hours and be very content. The problem was the pastel dust. I was literally inhaling it. Then one day I decided to go in a completely different direction and taught myself how to work in oils.
People still say, ooooh I loved some of the pastels you painted. Why don't you do it anymore? Well, that was then and this is now. And there's something about using brushes. Guess I just found a new love.