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Fresh off the Easel: Rural Landscapes

Two recent Midwest landscapes fresh off the easel, before I head to the Atlantic to do some beach and ocean painting.

"Dance of the Coneflowers" was inspired by a meadow at the Pittsfield Preserve in Pittsfield Township, Michigan, just south of Ann Arbor.  Coneflowers and Black-Eyed Susans burst into bloom from mid-July into early September. The 9x12 pastel was completed with a purple and red underpainting of alcohol-diluted pastel. 

" Midwest Sunset" is a small 7x5 inch pastel inspired by a farm west of Saline, MI. 

About Pastels

Soft pastels are made of pure pigment bound into sticks and are applied by hand. Bob applies pastel to sanded pastel paper, which has a great ability to withstand a wet underpainting and accept multiple layers of pastel to build depth and detail.  

How to Buy

Paintings are available for purchase on Daily Paintworks (where you will occasionally find a painting on auction), Etsy, Zatista, and Fine Art America.  Unless otherwise noted, pastel paintings are sold unframed, protected with glassine paper and secured in foam core for safe delivery anywhere in the U.S., ready for framing. Framed options are available. For inquiries, please contact the artist by completing this contact form

About The Artist

Based in Southeast Michigan, Bob's award-winning pastel paintings have exhibited in galleries, juried exhibits and art fairs throughout the U.S. Click here for Bob's complete bio and artist's resume. You can follow Bob's most recent creations on Instagram

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