Point to Point

Completed en plein air with my painting buddy at Burke Lake, Point to Point depicts that not-yet-fall atmosphere which I have grown to love.The water was calm except for when a slight breeze kicked up. We sat along the walking path and got to extol the virtues of pastels as we would answer the questions of passers-by: pastels are not chalks, crayons, or watercolors. They are pure pigment, essentially oil paints without the oil, but with a little binder added instead.

Education of the public about the beauty of pastel is a large part of the  mission of pastel painters who work plein air.

Point to Point
pastel with watercolor underpainting on UArt 400

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