I began to write "this piece began last week...", yet as with many pieces of my art their point of origin; when that spark ignites, there is a lapse of time as it is kindled and brought into existence. So here develops "The Glory of the West", a 19 x 24" pastel on canson mi-teintes ground shown taped to my new drawing board.
I am trying to keep it loose and somewhat abstract in the lower half. As I work that area I am instatntly brought back to my childhood to making a number of design pieces with layers by sliding different color crayons lengthwise. Then also to the rocks I have collected. The sun just caught my eye glistening off the fence through my studio window on this wonderful rainy Florida day, so I think I will take my boy Max for a walk so his paws will be wet but not our heads. Have a wonderful day!