Making and creating art is my “happy place”! Using soft pastels to experiment with light and color on paper is entertaining and fun too. I like to spend time painting to escape from other day to day responsibilities. Painting is a creative outlet that challenges me and it is also therapeutic for my soul. I hope you enjoy seeing my work.
I use sanded papers such as La Carte, UArt and Wallis. I have a variety of different pastels that I use. My favorite pastels are made by Unison, Sennelier, Schmincke and Terry Ludwig—the colors are brilliant. I also use Rembrandt and Holbein pastels which are more “firm” and less soft. I use the firm pastels diluted with rubbing alcohol to do what is called an “underpainting”. Then I slowly build up 2-4 layers of color from dark to light to make the compositions “pop” and make an impression that is visually interesting and colorful.