Saturday, November 11, 2006

Colt Navy 1851



















8" x 8" Pastel on Wallis.
This is not a new one, but one of my favorites that needed dusting off - no pun intended. I miss my pastels but they are so hard to sell. I don't know about your area, but art 'under glass' just doesn't move and I don't understand why.

If I could get my oils to look like this - I'd be a happy gal.

4 comments:

Mary said...

I really like your realism, Johnnie! That does not mean that I don't like your abstracts, both are very good.

leslyf@gmail.com said...

Hi Johnnie - seems like we are sort of on the same path! I love my pastels but have lately started abstracts in acrylic.

I love this pastel of yours and can see why it is a favourite. It has an abstract quality to it and the colours are lovely.

You are quite right ... I have found that pastels do not sell well (and they are so expensive to mount and frame under glass). I have had successful sales with my 'people on the beach' type pastels, and all have sold but other work (including portrait heads) just sits around. I so loved doing them but I can't face doing kids on the beach for the rest of my life! And at least acrylics are not quite as messy!

I know I am going to enjoy browsing your blog and looking at your abstracts.

Johnnie Scoutten said...

Hey Mary - thanks. I really enjoy the more realistic...

Lesly - thank you! I can make the pastels behave better than other media. But I agree by the time you matte and glass and frame, you have more in the trimmings than the price allows.

leslyf@gmail.com said...

Goodness .... Well I've had a good browse and I am completely blown away! Love it all, but especially your abstracts, mixed media works and your BIG florals!! You are definitely an inspiration. Lovely stuff.

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