Saturday, October 31, 2009

Doorway gossip

Pastel, based very loosely on a photo we took in Morocco. This, while not huge (approx. 14" x 12"), is about as big as I've ever worked in pastel. I'm starting to get braver. One of these days I'll try one on a full sheet of Sennelier.

Speaking of pastels, has anyone else out there (besides Casey) tried ordering the Huechroval book? Casey got his, I never got mine, and the Huechroval people are completely incommunicado (as of about six weeks now). I've tried voicemail and several different emails for them. Currently trying to get my money back from our credit card. Very disappointing and odd that they seem to have become a fly-by-night.


Went last night to the opening of Quang Ho's one-man show at the Gallery 1261 in Denver. I'm still reeling from the beauty of seeing his work in person. And I finally got to meet him, though it took a while--the place was packed, and everyone wanted to talk to him.


Lynx, lynx...or owl?





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8 comments:

bonnieluria said...

This is gorgeous Jala. And it verifies the benefit of getting values right. All the color this needs to convey the mood, is present in shades of blues alone.

Mr Lynx is pretty gorgeous too.

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Jala - I love it.

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful color in a limited, analagous palette, Jala. I've heard others were having trouble ordering the Huechroval book, too, although I haven't tried myself. I hope you hear something back from them soon.

loriann said...

Love your use of controlled color, texture and edge to create a mood. Is this a new direction? I can't wait to see.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, everyone. And Brian, interesting to know that others are also not getting their book. What's strange to me is that the company is totally incommunicado. Loriann, I'm never sure of any direction I'm going in. :)

Sandra Galda said...

Love the graphic simplified forms and the composition. Also, this cat is gorgeous!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Sandra, thank you. This big kitty is Lynx, who was just a little kitten so few months ago!

Sandra Galda said...

Hi again Jala, I have been watching Lynx grow up here on your blog and enjoying it very much!