Friday, June 27, 2008

Broadkill River Pastels - June, 2008

Notice that the small drawing, “Broadkill River #3” is labeled “pastel sketch.” I’m making that distinction based on size and method / technique. My pastel drawings are based on color mixing that is caused by the individual strokes of the pastel rather than rubbing and blending, the method almost all pastel artists use. However, in the sketches I am much more apt to use the side of the pastel as opposed to a sharpened edge at the end of the pastel as I do in the drawings. That means that the strokes in the sketches are larger, much larger in some areas, and I work faster. I also work on a smaller scale in the sketches so as to produce more of them more rapidly.