Two New Abstract Paintings in Pastel

Two New Abstract Paintings in Pastel
Raising the Shade on the Morning painting by Polly Castor

Raising the Shade on the Morning (pastel) by Polly Castor

In both of these paintings, I was exploring concepts while also trying out new techniques. I’m happy with the results!

The painting above, Raising the Shade on the Morning, is 15″x22″ and done in pastel. It captures that glorious moment when you raise the blinds and the gorgeous morning is revealed. In this painting I tried a new range of textures and materials to enhance this enchanted moment.

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In the painting below, titled Follow All the Clues, I was experimenting with scraping through to layers underneath, much like I do in my sgraffito pottery (which I have been missing this year). The process is time consuming and mediative. In the foreground, you’ve got to follow all the clues to solve the mystery. The painting is 15″x15″ and done in pastel on a uniquely prepared surface.

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Enjoy!

Follow All the Clues, painting by Polly Castor

Follow All the Clues( pastel) by Polly Castor

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.

4 Comments

  1. John gregory 3 months ago

    Raising the shade draws me into your perspective. Very well done.

  2. Scott Conover 3 months ago

    Very cool. Love your work, Polly!

  3. Sue Krevitt 3 months ago

    Fun ones!

  4. Karen Montanaro 3 months ago

    Wonderful!!!!

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