18 x 24
Pastel on Canson Paper
I discovered knew soon after I started this work that what I thought was Canson paper was in fact Strathmore paper, but I liked what was happening so I stuck with it. I find that Strathmore paper does not accept the pastels as well as Canson, especially after a build up of layers. But labor on I did. Sometime after working on the piece I hit a wall so I put it in my closet for finishing at a later date. That date was one year later when the solution popped into my head (where it came from I don't know) but there it was so out of the closet it came.the painting. That was some weeks ago. Since then I've brought it almost up to completion playing with it here and there trying to get the paper to accept the last layer of nuisances and highlights using the softest pastels,,these being Schmeinke and some Terry Lugwig. I love Schmeinke, it's like painting with butter and I love the subtle colors of Terry Ludwig. So here it is finally done.
Now I'm have a problem coming up with the title, it's just not happening. I've come up with an idea but I need your help by suggesting a title. In return, I would love to bestow upon the winner the title of ......
The Anita Stoll Perfect Title Suggester Award
Please let me hear from you. I will announce my selection on January 26th.