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pastel 11


water soluble pastels on cardboard framed on wood.

24" x 19"


normally i paint, collage, mixed media on/in wood. my art is usually quite "dark and often "bloody".

i have recently been experimenting with pastels.

therefore i decide to "try" my hand at pastel using my usual cast of characters that one normally sees in my art.

i am quite surprised with how the piece has turned out. although the "people" that are represented in this piece are ones i've used before they have never been used in quite this that i "cheerful"!!! ( as i view the piece). normally my art is rather dark, has lots of grim figures, "blood", etc. but this piece practically sparkles with pinks, light blue, turquoise, bright oranges, yellows. and, i think, that changes the nature of the piece.

what do i think of this art piece? hmmmm......i think i rather like it.....

considering that it started out only as an "experiment" and not intended to be a "serious" piece, i suppose i have achieved my goal. i now know i can use pastel with my usual people/figures/hands/etc. but....i also know that pastel and "blood" do not least not for me, not at this moment. maybe as i try again "there will be blood" !


april 2008-here's some fun news: i just sold two of my (new medium for me) pastels..."pastel 2: why are they crying?" and "pastel 10".

i also sold "pastel 5: paradise" found a few weeks ago.


i made all these new pastels for my upcoming "artomatic" art show, 29 may-5 july.


i am mega psyched. three pastels sold before the show even opens. luckily i've continued to work so i have others i can hang and still have the 12 i wanted to hang...just not the "original" 12!


on exhibition at:



55 M St.

Washington, DC, S.E.

29 may-5 July, 2009



Arlington, VA.

18 April 2009

art outside the edge

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Taken on March 24, 2009