Pastels consist of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce oil paints. I use the highest quality pastels, such as Terry Ludwig Pastels. Pastel paintings are just as permanent and color-fast as oils when framed under glass.
I have been painting in pastel since 1978 and draw inspiration for my more impressionistic landscapes (somewhere south of impressionistic, and north of true abstract) from the Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico countryside, or from 4,000-6,000 feet in the air (Oklahoma aerials).
Objects found in my still lifes include family antiques or fun objects I've found at junk stores.
My pastel paintings are painted with mostly Terry Ludwig Pastels on U-Art or Wallis paper (all archival). I have taught painting and drawing workshops in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.
Featured in "Best of Pastel Artists in America," Volume II
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