MY PASTELS PAINTINGS
My pastels a box full of pure colour!!
Pastel is the most permanent of all media it never cracks, darkens or yellows.
I have chosen pastels as my painting medium for many reasons.
Mostly I love the luminescent colours, a particle of pastel pigment seen under a microscope actually looks like a diamond with many facets reflecting light like a prism, I find this shows in the finished painting.
While researching pastels I found some interesting facts that helped make my choice to use pastels easy.
Pastels are pure pigment the same pigment used in all art media like oils and water paints but unlike other mediums it has no liquid binder that can cause it to darken, fade, yellow or crack. No other medium has the power of colour stability of pastels. It does not oxidize with the passage of time.
Pastels became hugely popular in the 15th century. Leonardo is credited with the first known use of pastels in his portrait of Isabella D'Este(1499)
Today pastel paintings enjoy the same stature of oil and watercolour as a major fine art medium.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PAINTINGS
Paintings are priced with frame and matt.
Moonlit walk on a scrap of paper
'Bubbles' a little gold fish
currently in Kurnell gallery SOLD
Pink Hood [not for sale]
The Two Grandpas
'Cronulla Beach' SOLD
'A Spot On The Beach'
'Under the rigging'
painting size unframed 40 x 31cm
'ON A STORMY WEDNESDAY'
' THE MESSENGER' (sold)
TWO DRAGONFLY PAINTINGS
Blue dragonfly is sold
Red dragonfly sold
'ASLEEP IN THE SUN' (sold)
'FEEDING TIME' (sold)
'Koi Fish' (sold)
'IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY'
'IN A CORNER OF THE POND'