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Artist Statement

"Late Fall Castle Haynes NC" by Laurie Greenbaum

 

There is something so utterly exciting and optimistic about starting a new picture,especially with some gorgeous, velvety pastels. It is like the first day of school. You check your pencil box to make sure everything is sharpened and in order. You anticipate the coming months with excitement and some anxiety. Eventually you may learn quite a

bit, and even figure out why they included a protractor.

More than anything for me, painting is about the process. In my work, I try to evoke a mood, to create a feeling of light, of atmosphere. I experiment with different materials and techniques. Regardless of how the picture is resolved, I feel satisfied with having gone through the process of creating it. I am intensely interested in color. That is probably why I love pastels. There are so many seductive shades from which to choose. I work on-site, because I feel my color relationships will be more genuine and less

predictable.

© 2020 by Piedmont Pastel Society. 

Charlotte, NC

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