|9x6 pastel and watercolor on Uart|
Sometimes I find that it's better to let my observation that sit inside me before I try to express it in pastel or paint.
Two nights ago I took a walk at dusk...it was a beautiful glowing pink, slightly neutralized, more at the top than the horizon where it was more pure light.
It makes me think of what William Morris Hunt said- "It's the artist's perception that counts, not simply a fact rendition of place. In poetry and painting facts do not amount to much. Fact did not make Hamlet! Painting is not intended for rules; but to represent something which you see and feel!...... Paint what you see and what you feel....If you have forgotten the poetry and mystery you can't get it again. It's the way you look at a thing that makes a picture. It isn't paint or the way in which the paint is put on."
from The History of Tonalism 1880-1920