Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is on the way

Spring is arriving.  I quite often find inspiration looking out of my studio window, as I did this afternoon.  This is an 11 x 14 pastel of my neighbour Murray Westby's yard, minus the spruce trees.  Hey, artistic license prevails!
I am trying to use pastels the way my buddy Wolf Kahn does, no small feat.  I don't want to copy his style but I am interested in his philosophy.


Richard Baschak said...

Kahn's website states that the artist

"embodies the synthesis of his modern abstract training with Hans Hofmann, with the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. It is precisely this fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that has produced such a rich and expressive body of work."

I can see why you would be interested in his approach. Good to talk yesterday, bro.

Linda said...

I like it! Very graceful.

Darrell Baschak said...

Thanks for coming by Linda. I looked at some of your wonderful photos, you live in a beautiful place. I was reminded of my favourite painter, Wolf Kahn, as I looked at ones with the Blue hills.