New Plein Air Pastel Landscape: Florence Griswold View

New Plein Air Pastel Landscape: Florence Griswold View

Polly Castor plein air painting, Polly Castor pastel, Polly Castor at Florence Griswold

I enjoyed painting this on location with my pastel class at the Florence Griswold Museum last week. The weather was glorious and the view terrific. While painting this piece, I also had a good time chatting with many museum members who honored me with enthusiastic feedback. Since I strive for expressing a higher (more inner?) reality, I was surprised by how many resonated with this work; they liked it more than a strictly representational scene, and I felt encouraged. The size of this pastel painting is 12″ x 18″, and it is done on archival sanded paper.



I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Deborah 9 years ago

    So glad you are enjoying Life to the full!

  2. Merrily 9 years ago

    Prolly that is my favorite pastel of your yet! It is joyous

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      Polly Castor 9 years ago

      So glad you like it!

  3. Kami 9 years ago

    Polly, I love it!! I’m so glad that you were able to participate in this class.


  1. […] you can see photos of the class here and here, as well as see what I painted in the class here and here. Eventually I will post photos of the demos he did for us, as I photographed them step by step. So […]

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