Miriam’s Art is pleased to announce her Whales Series in pastel. This majestic creature is portrayed in my pastel paintings.
The blue of the water in the background envelopes the whale in a peaceful color. The grey/blue of the whale is well contrasted with the background. Sometimes the whale does appear brown as shown in one painting. These paintings portray the peace and silence of the ocean.
The first two paintings are the best. They were painted at a time of anxiety where I was blocking the reasons for my anxiety out completely. I was relatively at peace. No ripples on the surface. But the third is not as well done and was done at a time where I was introducing old memories of a bad experience back into my life so that I could observe them with the help of meditation and move on. The fourth painting is a bit better but I am still struggling with old demons of my past and the painting is not as good as the first or second. However I am calmer than the third painting. I am beginning to be able to deal with the anxiety of my past demons.
The four paintings also show a progression in technique. The first two are done with Derwent pastel pencils. It is easy to include detail and refine the painting. The second is done with pastel sticks instead of pencils. It is more difficult to get in the detail since the sticks are thicker. The fourth painting is done with both Derwent pastel pencils and pastel sticks. These two techniques are being refined.
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