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Q: Do you consider your finished pastel works to be drawings or paintings?

A:  Among artists who work in pastel, these two words, ‘drawings’ and ‘paintings,’ have very specific meanings, somewhat unrelated to the usual distinctions made by art historians and others.  91 more words

An Artist's Life


I seem to need sandpaper more than I ever expected. This set has so many choices for fine to hard. I am able to get the piece that does the job just perfect. 121 more words


Q: What's on the easel today?

A:  I am putting finishing touches on a small pastel painting called, “A Long Goodbye.”  It’s a smaller, cropped version of a larger piece completed in 2013 called, “The Ancestors” (below). 17 more words

Working Methods

Papel De Liha (Ompong Remigio at Beth Parrocha)

Sadyang makapangyarihan ang aklat na ito, lalo na’t tinatalakay nito ang mga kadalasang sakripisyo ng isang inang nagmamahal at nag-aaruga. Bagama’t simple ang pagkakakuwento, di pa rin ito nagkulang sa paglalahad ng mensaheng nais nitong iparating. 375 more words


Pearls from artists* # 218

* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on. 97 more words

An Artist's Life

A Week or Two of Working the Problems

It has been nearly 2 weeks since posting about my recent pilgrimage to Seattle for the Star Trek 50th Anniversary exhibit. While I have not posted since then, I have actually been working a lot in trying to solve many of the various build issues with the… 1,583 more words