Pastel on PastelMat, approx. 3" x 4".
I wish I could say this is an enormous oil painting (because that would be very cool too), but in fact it's a small pastel. Nevertheless, I'm very excited because it's the first one I'm showing you in a new series. I've been experimenting for months to try to get a certain, Rothko-style effect using pastel on paper rather than oil on canvas, and I have finally figured it out. I can only get the effect on PastelMat and on UArt400 (slightly different on each, but equally satisfying).
I'm still using the Sennelier LaCarte for the previous type of effects (the last 30 or however many Untitleds). I love that effect too and I'll keep doing those as well (and I still have a lot of them left to post), but they're very different. Sennelier gives more of a crisp, clear color, whereas with these new ones I've finally figured out how to get the hazy, almost cloudy, luminous, more subtle, yet vibrant color effect I've also been looking for.
The good part about them being small is I can do one in an evening, rather than weeks as for a large oil. Of course, it also makes them much more affordable!
The Brother has come for a week-long visit and Gadjo is hiding.
No, just kidding--the animolecules actually love The Brother, even though he doesn't have any animolecules of his own.
More art on my website: jalapfaff.com