Sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, this national juried pastel exhibition was held annually at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth, MA. It includes some of the best pastelists working today.
I have been honored to be included for the past three years. My painting Mad River was chosen to be included this year.
I started this painting on the banks of the Mad River in Vermont, with my easel set up on the rocky bank. Every so often a bit of spray would land at my feet.
I was able to complete the underpainting and block in the painting onsite, and later developed the painting further in my studio. Parts of the original underpainting still show through in the rocks and river.