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SunFace
05-25-2010, 04:42 PM
I am just curious because I see here that most pastels artist do landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.

i would love to see the use of pastels in an entire different subject. Are pastels used in such matter?

RiJoRi
05-25-2010, 05:31 PM
I would love to see the use of pastels in an entire different subject. Are pastels used in such matter?

What kind of subject(s)? Pastels can be used for them, but maybe artists who are attracted to such subjects prefer other media?

As to pastel abstracts, look at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610550&page=3 msg #31. The original photo is on page 1. This drawing is an abstraction of the photo.

--Rich

DAK723
05-25-2010, 05:46 PM
A search of our Studio and Gallery reveals the occasional abstract:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/search.php?searchid=2481122

Don

Deborah Secor
05-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Barbara Newton (http://www.bbnewtonartjournal.blogspot.com/)comes to mind. I love her work!

Deborah

DAK723
05-25-2010, 10:15 PM
Here are some links that (hopefully) work!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618647

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618666

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611578

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572126

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=548619

Don

SunFace
05-25-2010, 10:23 PM
Deborah, those are very interesting! Thanks for the link.

SunFace
05-25-2010, 10:32 PM
Don, That is so funny! I thought not to say anything because I did not want to apear rude ....

These links are great too. I am thinking on trying an abstract about 18 x 24.

With paints I have never been that good at abstraction, but it seems to me that because of the blending qualities, pastel would look really good.

Tom Perry
05-26-2010, 01:38 AM
Rich,

I do.

Here are some references to threads on wet canvas containing my work:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560673

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560837

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=570243

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=570808

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=579902

Sorry the rest of you have to suffer through these again, but Rich asked for it. :lol:

johndill01
05-26-2010, 12:36 PM
A prize winner in last years IAPS show. Fred Somers.
http://www.pastelinternational.com/

John

Deborah Secor
05-26-2010, 03:49 PM
I'm good friends with Fred so I had to laugh a bit at your suggestion, John! He actually paints realism but all of his work has a spectacular underlying abstract aspect to it. Probably this recent one (http://data.fineartstudioonline.com/dataviewer.asp?keyvalue=7208&subkeyvalue=262131&page=WorksZoom&header=popzoom.html&footer=none.html) is most abstracted of all!

Do you know George Curington's (http://www.georgecurington.com/lightbox/original1Load.html) work? Some of the links above may be to his work, as he's shown here.

Deborah

chuas2
05-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Maria, Google Joan Mitchell pastels for some phenomenal pastel abstracts. Fifties abstract expressionist who often did pastel and mixed media work. One of my all time favorites!
Chuas

Also try Jaye Schlesinger for objective and non-objective pastels, as well as Chris Rush. Outstanding work!

saramathewson
05-26-2010, 08:14 PM
Deborah or Debra Stewart. It may be spelled Stewert. google her.
She does wonderful abstracts with pastels:)

Sara

SunFace
05-27-2010, 01:23 PM
Excellent! Thank you all for the references.