Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gold and Blue

Some time ago I bought a large number of handmade cotton rag paper with the intent of using it for pastels.  It has an interesting texture, wonderfully torn edges and comes in 25 colors.  When I got caught up in oil painting this spring, the paper was forgotten.  It sat neglected in a drawer for many months until a studio clean up this summer brought it back to light.

At the time, the winter wheat was ripening and the contrast of golden yellow with bright blue skies was irresistible and this paper seemed perfect for it.  There are two of them right now, and since they seem to make a pair I mounted them together on a piece of matboard to show of the edges.  Both are currently available in my etsy shop.

Top: Through the Fields 8 1/2x11 pastel, copyright 2013
Bottom: Turning to Gold 8 1/2x11 pastel, copyright 2013

1 comment:

  1. Ooo! IE is blocking popups when I open your pages. Might want to look into that.

    On to the paintings. That torn edge things lends a certain emphasis, of "objectness," or something. I kinda like it. The bottom one is my favorite, composition-wise and sky color. The warmer sky feels better, to me. Both, nice work.