Monday, May 24, 2010

Untitled 53

Lascaux pastel ground on heavy watercolor paper, laid with a stiff brush. A tranquil seascape feel.

From the archives. Baby Lynx (I can't believe he was ever that small!) attacking the fearsome lioness Miss Lemon.

In Jaipur.

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loriann said...

Hi Jala,So what did you think of the Lascaux? I see that you chose to leave the texture.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Loriann - Have been experimenting with the Lascaux and also with acrylic gesso + marble dust. I can't figure out how to apply any of these without too much texture (lines). I have done some sanding on some of them but then it seems like there's not enough tooth.

Ian Foster said...

Your work 'Untitled 53' is just perfect, very minimalist with just a hint of landscape. Congratulations!

Sonya Johnson said...

Nice! The colors are very calming.

I've been considering experimenting with different grounds, like pumice/marble dust, but am worried that I'll dislike the texture after trying Colourfix paper, which I really don't care for due to the rough surface.

Texture works well in this piece, for sure :).

Anonymous said...

Wonderful minimalist piece. There are days by the sea that look just like that. The Lascaux pastel and technique are something I know nothing about, but the result is interesting. These experiments are good for growth and opening new doors!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Ian, thank you, I'm glad you like it. Minimalism is not to everyone's taste, but I (and you) certainly love it.

Hi Sonya, glad you like it. I once ordered a sample pack of different pastel papers...and as a recall, I really didn't like any of them, at least at that time. My favorite overall is still LaCarte. Or, for more of a painted look, PastelMat. So far not a big fan of marble dust nor Lascaux.

Hi Donald - It looks very sea-like to me too. Glad to know I was right. ;)'s always good (for us, not necessarily the results).

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I see the sea, too. Very simple but intriguing.

I love seeing the layers of color in this and the last post. Lovely!

suzanneberry said...

Astounding!! You say so much. I hate that phrase and it's overused but dude, you say so much!!! and as always your photos are art!

Pia N said...

it is a realy good picture of the cat and kitten, så sweet.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Katherine, thank you!

Suzanne - You are too kind. Seriously, it's nice to have a non-minimalist painter (that would be you) admire my abstract minimalist works.

Hi Pia - Thank you, they are very sweet cats.