Pear blossoms

I’ve been using pastels to try to break out of a rut I’ve been in. The pastels help for several reasons.

1. They are quicker than painting. 2. The paper is less expensive than canvas. 3. The pigments are pure.

This lets me try ideas easily and frees me up to take chances. It has the added benefit of forcing me to be braver with color than I usually am.

Anyway, at least the pastels have me making art again and, right now, that’s huge. I have a sense that what I’m learning now could blow my art out of the water if I can translate it to my paintings. But we’ll have to see how everything goes.

This is a pretty lose and abstract interpretation of our pear tree in blossom.

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