BOUT PASTEL

Essentially dry paint, pastel can be vibrant and bold, or soft and diffused.  I like to let the strokes speak for themselves.  I work on sanded paper that grabs a lot of the medium, and rarely smudge the pastels.  Instead, I layer color over color, creating the illusion of blended color and tremendous depth.

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Widow Selfie

Widow Selfie

Medal of Honor, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 2020 Pastel on sanded paper

When We Still Had Hope

When We Still Had Hope

Pastel on sanded paper

Expecting Silas

Expecting Silas

Say 'Cheese'

Say 'Cheese'

Pastel on sanded paper, Kuilapalayam, India

Paloma

Paloma

Pastel on sanded paper

Anastasia

Anastasia

Pastel on sanded paper

Molly's World

Molly's World

Pastel on fine sanded paper

The Flower Girl

The Flower Girl

Pastel on sanded paper

Zaria

Zaria

Pastel on sanded paper

Virginia

Virginia

Pastel on sanded board

Buvaneshwari

Buvaneshwari

Pastel on sanded paper, Kuilapalayam, India

Watching Her Wed

Watching Her Wed

Pastel on sanded paper

Revathy

Revathy

Pastel on sanded paper

The Brick Maker

The Brick Maker

Pastel on sanded paper

Beggar at the Temple

Beggar at the Temple

Pastel on sanded paper, Kuilapalayam, India

Foggy and Caroleigh

Foggy and Caroleigh

Pastel on sanded paper

Fran and Tinman

Fran and Tinman

Pastel on sanded paper

Zulu Interagro

Zulu Interagro

Pastel on sanded paper

Astyages Interagro

Astyages Interagro

Pastel on sanded paper

© 2015 by Deborah Howland-Murray

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