Wednesday, April 22, 2009

drawing horses in pastel

There's something about drawing horses in pastel. I'm not sure how to express it, really, except that the pastel requires it be laid down on the paper in a certain way. I find myself thinking in terms of blue shadows and luminous highlights. The pure quality of the pigment is very moving. I feel that immediately I am required to express something of the spirit of the horse. I feel pushed out of my comfort zone. I love it!

palomino portrait in pastel by ophelia keys

1 comment:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Beautiful paintings. I'm partial to oils but these pastels are beautiful.