Monday, August 10, 2009
"On the way home (24"x19") soft pastel painting
In 2005, for the series "A Tribute to Haiti", I had just discovered, and began using soft pastel as my new medium. From first glance, I found some similarity in texture with this medium and charcoal, but when I touched the soft pastel, I fell in love with the soft velvet like texture compared to the coarse touch of charcoal. The pure pigments from the soft pastels gave out beautiful shades of colour.
The soft pastel was perfect for what I was creating... the blending qualities are wonderful. So I ventured into this new medium with much to discover.
The full series "A Tribute to Haiti" can be viewed on Youtube as well as individually on my gallery website.
This series was especially created for Healthy Smiles for Haiti - a charitable organization
(Note cards of this series are available through the organization)