Sunday, December 11, 2011

Looks Familiar

I managed to get this posted on Daily Painter Originals, but missed my blog.  This 6x6, is pastel on Pastelbord from Ampersand.  It has a much more even texture than the hand textured boards I did on the last 3 posts.  I like working on these hard surfaces.  Mainly because in the end it is easier to pop them into frames.  I still need a spacer and glass, but it goes together much easier and handling is easier as well.  The pastel seems to stay put and I am getting uses to the sound of applying the pastel to the surface.  That might sound funny, but it is important to feel comfortable.  Soft surfaces make one sound and hard surfaces make another.  When I work there is a rhythm that happens, almost like music.  It feels tribal and I love how sound inspires me.  Sound creates movement.  That for me inspires creativity.  I find art is completely sensory and good music, sounds, rhythm, vision and beautiful movements are  important as I create.

6 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I completely agree! These museum pieces are great and I find myself wondering what the viewer of the artwork is thinking. Was this viewer wowed by the Van Gogh? You've packed a lot into a small space.

carol morgan carmichael said...

I just LOVE these pastel pieces. So much character, texture, great color! Van Gogh never looked better. He would be proud.

Julie Hill said...

Well my friend...you have said a lot here...and i totally agree. Yes, boards are much easier to work with..loveley piece today...his bald spot just cracks me up...well done!

Edward Burton said...

I love these museum pieces, Dori - they're wonderful.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love your pastels, Dori!!

Karen Bruson said...

Love these pastels!!!