These pastels are remnants of some reworking I have been doing on a few pieces that never made it past the easel. When I look at some of my older works, I see so much of what needs to be done. So these two below got a 'pastel make-over' and are headed for a new show mid-September.
This week, as well, I realized that each time I am able to spend a little more time, than 'hurry-up your show is tomorrow!' - I understand and become more proficient with my mat cutting system..which is key to framing and presenting watercolor and pastel paintings. I love having that time.
Today I didn't feel like that duck in water you may have heard reference to, calm on the surface and paddling like mad beneath. Nice feeling.
pastel on Canson paper
9" x 12"
pastel on Wallis sandpaper
20" x 12"