Red Fan, a moody composition of a woman gazing into the distance. This figure painting was created in France while I worked and studied at an artist retreat center, La Bonne Et Toile. I was elated to have a live model for the first time since college. This original painting was created while I was studying with the amazing pastel painter, Margaret Dyer. The beautiful medium of pastel had always fascinated me. During my time in France, I had access to the best and most varied collection of pastels from all over the world. The rich layers of pigments in the pastels from France still astound me.
An original pastel painting, 16x24 inches, natural (and non-toxic) pastels on very thick, archival rough pastel paper. This painting is matted with an deep espresso brown mat in a simple black wood frame with museum glass, non-glare, protective against sun light and dust. The framed piece measures 23x32 inches.
This piece was built with sumptuous pastel pigments, layer by layer, until a glowing, ethereal image emerged — rich and complex, radiating a classic ambiance that could only have been created in France. Her skin's glow, the not quite discerned background and the light glowing through the fan are some of my favorite moments in this composition.
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Most importantly, thank you for appreciating my work. Creating this art is an ongoing answer to a calling I have felt since even before my earliest memories. Sending my art to collectors all over the world is a heart felt honor and joy.