I love pastels!

I have been working in pastels for only about 6 months. I started last spring after I met  Jeanne Smith and saw her beautiful work at the Framingham Open studios. Jeanne is an amazing artist and generous teacher. She holds classes in her studio in Sudbury.

For years I have worked in various other media including watercolor and oil. When I started work with pastels, I fell in love with the medium. It allows you to work directly with pure pigment, layering colors, seeing how they vibrate together without drying back or changing.

The new work I am showing at Framers Edge Gallery this fall and winter was done in various locations including, Yellowpoint Lodge on Vancouver Island, Cape Cod and the Boston Harbor Islands, and Vermont’s Champlain Islands.

The more I do, the more I learn. I am looking forward to creating paintings of the tidal marsh around my Quincy studio as the colors change from green to gold, tipped with orange.

I hope to see you at the opening . If you have any questions or comments about my work, please leave them here. I’d love to hear from you!

Diane

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