Thursday, August 23, 2012

Joanne Harvey - Perfect Pastels

A trio of delicate pastels just in from local artist Joanne Harvey. Pastels are a tricky medium and it's difficult to capture the delicacy of a perfectly formed bloom, however Joanne has managed to do just that.  Beautiful use of light & shade to form the fragile & dainty petals.  Joanne has just returned from a trip away and is keen to get back into the studio.  Can't wait to see what she creates next.

Lotus Blossom

Perfect in Pink

Frilly Lady

I'm often asked what 'pastel' is so here is a quick definition:

"The word “PASTEL” comes from the word paste - made of pure, powdered color pigment, bound together with a minimum of resin or gum, and molded into stick form.  If this same powdered color pigment were bound with an oil medium, it would be oil paint.  Because pastel sticks are formed with a minimum of resin or binder, usually just enough to hold the stick together, it is generally the most pure form of pigment that can be applied to a painting surface (generally paper) giving pastel paintings a vivid, luminous appearance". 

1 comment:

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