I get great pleasure from working with pastels. Nature is my subject, because of a persistent emotional attachment to it. I try to thoughtfully execute the work to show a sense of peace and beauty. I have found that the deeper the commitment to a scene, the more you see and feel. When I work I not only look carefully at the subject, but feel its essence. It is that essence, that I wish to impart to my viewers. I often use a watercolor underpainting with the soft pastel.
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