||Pearls from artists* # 473
||Pearls from artists* # 364
||Q: How can you tell with certainty when a pastel painting is finished?
||Q: How important are the titles of your pastel paintings?
||Q: In the “Black Paintings” you create a deep intellectual interaction and communicate a wide variety of states of mind. I admit that certain “Black Paintings” unsettle me a bit. I see in this series an effective mix between anguish and happiness. Rather than simply describing something, these paintings pose a question and force us to contemplation. Can you talk about this aspect of your work?
||Q: Last week you spoke about what happens before you begin a pastel painting. Would you talk about how you actually make the work?
||Q: How long does it take you to complete a pastel-on-sandpaper painting?
||Q: What impact do you hope to have on viewers of your work?
||Q: Does your work have an overall message?