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The Art of Chalk by Tracy Lee Stum

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3 PASTEL FINE ART

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Gerald Boyd uses broad strokes of color to create an abstracted atmospheric background, which sets off the detailed portrait in the foreground.

With a heightened ability to see, the pastel artists find beauty and fascination in observing and then capturing the world around them. Whether a landscape, a still life, a figure, or a portrait, these artists dedicate hours, weeks, and months to exploring their subject matter in hopes of recording their understanding of these various subjects. Light, color, value, shape, and line all come into play as they pull out or build up dazzling images from a simple sheet of paper. Sensitive ...

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