Two New “Broken Line” Abstract Pastels

Two New “Broken Line” Abstract Pastels
Insinuations painting by Polly Castor

Insinuations (pastel) by Polly Castor

It is great to be painting outside again. Here are my first two works painted outside this year, returning to a favorite method of “broken line,” that feels very authentic.

For the painting Insinuations, shown above, I borrowed from the composition I did last week, done with oil on claybord, titled Reflected Water Surface Close-up (see here), wanting to take it in a different direction with color. I like the result, which is large at 22″x30, and done in pastel.

Purchase the original painting here.

Obtain prints and merchandise of this image here. 

The painting below, titled Wind Blown, is also done in broken line, and is reminiscent of the foliage on our hanging weeping cherry branches being tossed about in the wind. It is 22″x30″ and done in pastel as well.

Purchase the original painting here.

Obtain prints and merchandise of this image here. 

Both of these look particularly good on the merchandise, I think…

Which is your favorite?

Wind Blown painting by Polly Castor

Wind Blown (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.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    I love the wind blown.

  2. Gillian 3 years ago

    Mine is Insinuations. Like to put an extra letter in there :

    in sin u ain’t !

    • Author
      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      Wonderful thought.

  3. LOREE A. OGAN 3 years ago

    Oh yes- that pop of orange certainly catches my eye!

  4. Susan Krevitt 3 years ago

    At the top of this Blog: Poll Castor … Change yer name?

    “Wind Blown!” (Perhaps Wind Blown blew the “y” away.)



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