Q: How do you account for your intense compositions? (Question from Robin Plati via Facebook)

October 1, 2022
“Majordomo,” Soft Pastel on Sandpaper, 20″ x 26″ Image, 28.5″ x 35″ Framed

A: If I do say so, composition is something I’m known for. During the months I work on them, I devote many hours to looking at the painting on my easel and figuring out how to move the viewer’s eyes around in interesting ways. Everything you see is carefully worked out after hundreds of studio hours. Finished pastel paintings always have an inevitability about them. Change one detail and the entire composition is thrown off.

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