Monthly Musings

March 1, 2015


The vibrant colors of these fishing floats were enough to attract my attention, but in addition was the challenge of representing the shiny translucence of the glass balls.  I always use sanded papers for my paintings, but when tackling a shiny subject I select a very velvety finished paper such as Pastelmat. The paper holds several layers of pastels, but allows for a very smooth blended surface. I love the juxtaposition of the smooth shiny glass and the rough textured twine around the balls and had fun painting the contrasting textures. 




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Pamela Winkler - Making paintings of rust and chrome in my Asheville, NC   River Arts District Studio