Saturday, March 7, 2009


15x18 Soft Pastel 0n Art Spectrum Colorfix
By Tom Willa
$165 matted
Here's one of my first paintings of this year. It may not seem to you that "out of the box" compared to some of my other paintings, but it was a challenge and fun to attempt. I attended a presentation by by Bill McEnroe at the annual meeting of the Northwest Pastel Society. I really like his "Sequim Lavender" painting.
I was inspired to attempt a similar creation. I was impressed at his intention being to honor barns in his painting. My intention was to honor the seagulls and the ocean. I also wanted to make sure I didn't overwork my painting. I decided to use a pane of glass with an area of magnification to take it "out of the box."

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