This is the result of the Canson Mi-Teintes rework experiment. I brushed the old painting with mineral spirits, wiped it off and applied pastel. Wiped the whole thing off again and applied large areas of three colors to begin again. By now, the tooth of the paper was filled and the whole thing turned into a finger painting (I wear gloves). The dots are from me dipping my fingertips in the pastel dust tray and striking the paper randomly. Also, I painted this whole thing upside down. I didn't decide it belonged this way until I was finished.
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SIXTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST NATIONAL PASTEL EXHIBITION, Arts Center/Old Forge, Old Forge, New York
May 8 - August 1, 2010
GREAT LAKES PASTEL SOCIETY NATIONAL SHOW. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan.
May 4 - July 30, 2010
Women Painters of Washington Gallery Five new paintings "WONDER!" group exhibit, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310 Columbia Center Building Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-0543.
Opens May 2, 2010
JUROR FOR THE 2010 ANNUAL HELEN NORRIS OPEN ART SHOW The Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Avenue Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-3693. Click on image for more information.
April 23 - May 28, 2010
NORTHWEST PASTEL SOCIETY Member's Exhibition, Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly St., Bellingham, WA
March 29 - April 27, 2010
Solo Show of thirty paintings at OLYMPIC COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Bremerton, WA. Colored pencil, watercolor.
March 19 - April 27, 2010
WPW MEMBER SHOW Kaewyn Gallery, 10101 Main Street Bothell, WA 98011 425-483-7385. Click on image for more information.
March 1 - March 30, 2010
GALLERY NORTH Group Show. Edmonds, WA. Click on image for more information.
February 2 - April 30, 2010
Women Painters of Washington Gallery FOUR NEW PAINTINGS "Light in the Air" group exhibit, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310 Columbia Center Building Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-0543. Click on image for more information.
January 23 - March 5, 2010
IAPS 15th Juried Exhibition City of Brea Art Gallery Brea, CA 92821 714-990-7730. Click on image for more information.