Hi everyone, well I am back from all my tripping around, so happy to be back in my studio again.
It's been a very hectic and sad few months, yet another death in my family and trip to Australia , this time my mentor and dearest aged aunt, the other artist in my family passed away at the age of 91.
She was a huge influence in my art, having watched her avidly for many years as a young child.
So as with my sister's passing recently, this recent work seems to let go with color in order to deal with all things sad.
I began this pastel about a month ago, then had to break away to go back to Oz..
I used my IPad again with layers of photos one over the other and reasing parts of each layer, to finally get a design with which I was happy.
This is a small one, 11.5 x 9 .5" on smooth velour paper, unlike the napped velour I usually use.
I think I prefer the soft velour of my past pastels and the way the pastels glide on the risen nap, but this was a challenge, and I am happy for the most with it.
$350 plus S/H (unframed)
Prints of this one are also available through Fine Art America: