Blue Girl

Pastel on BFK, 30 x 22”, 2010
This is my favorite drawing of the past few months. I’m happy to have captured the model’s intensity. The piece is so powerful up close and personal, people are either repelled or fascinated by it.

As Artist...

Some of you have asked to see my art…. this was done a few years ago and remains a favorite. Because of my affection for the subject the painting was so much fun to do. I was beginning to experiment with color in terms of value and discovered pastel at the same time.  Using pastels is like having the color flow out the tips of my fingers.

Richard, pastel , 20 x 24”.