Breaking Through (New Abstract Painting in Pastel)

Breaking Through (New Abstract Painting in Pastel)
Breaking Through (pastel) by Polly Castor

Breaking Through (pastel) by Polly Castor

Home from IAPS, with a ton of new ideas, I’ve been enjoying painting!

Here is Breaking Through, my 15″x 22″ new abstract painting in pastel. Breaking through was a break through for me in technique, first and foremost. I love the fine stippled effect here, which was new for me in this level of detail. But while we are breaking through, we can also see all the interesting things going on beyond, taking care of the bits and shards we must get past. The fact that the composition in this piece ended up a cruciform shape, adds further to its complexity of meaning.

See the entire work above, and details below.

The original painting is available here, and prints and merchandise of it are available here.


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.


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