Two New Red Paintings in Pastel

Two New Red Paintings in Pastel
The Warmth of true friendship, painting by Polly Castor, red painting in pastel The Warmth of True Friendship (pastel) by Polly Castor

As I mentioned here, after studying a lot of artwork featuring the color red, I wanted to paint some pastels in red. I started with these two small ones. Both of these are 9″x12″ and done in pastel. People think pastels need to look chalky or light, and this is not the case! Red is interesting to work in since it reads as a mid value, so somehow you need to bring in other wide-ranging values, in order for it to pop.

Warmth of True Friendship (True friendship is cozy, fun, and warm -see it above):

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Hidden Wisdom (It’s there, and bright, even though it might not be easy to get to -see it below):

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How do you like them?

Hidden Wisdom, painting by polly Castor, red painting in pastel Hidden Wisdom (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. Wendy McAuley 1 month ago

    Your paintings are so beautiful! When I work with pastels the chalk dust spreads all over the paper smudging and ruining the work. Is that because I need better pastels or is there a technique to avoid that? Thank you!

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      Polly Castor 1 month ago

      Yes, you need better pastels.

  2. Georgette Morrell 1 month ago

    I love the love in the warmth of true friendship.

  3. Wendy McAuley 1 month ago

    Ok. Thank you very much!

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