November 4, 2013












A shift in scale can offer unexpected surprises and challenges. This soft pastel drawing is 3 x 3 inches and continues the body of larger pieces completed this summer. I began to make these tiny versions in response to artspace’s Think Small 7! invitational (on view through December 22 at artspace). The Schmincke pastels I am using are incredibly soft, luminous, and pigment-rich, and on such an intimate scale they allow for the creation of tiny gems…if I am up to the challenge. The nine square inches demand a certain economy and careful attention to every bit of that tiny space. After making the first couple of drawings, I must admit I am addicted! Thank you artspace!

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