Florida Pastels LLC

©Lorraine Potocki 2017

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Realism - artist statement


"You won't recognize it at first. It begins as shapes, values, abstract. As each layer of pastel is applied, forms appear. Work around the entire painting. Vibrant colors blend with subdued hues. Chasing the light. Soft pastels hug the sanded paper. Hard pastels skim across the top. Add more detail. Soften here. Intensify there. Add the lightest light and the darkest dark. Stand back. Assess. Leave it for a while. Return. The painting speaks to you. Listen and respond."