Monday, June 25, 2012

"Still in Red"
pastel on sandpaper by Robin Dodge

Photograph by Mel Shockner

I was inspired by the traditional still life that was and is a common practices of fine art.  Referencing, Goya's "Still life with fruit-bottles-Bread"
My design strategy was to create a balanced still life composition utilizing the interest of fabric textures and folds.
The work process was primarily experimental, at the time. I bought a role sandpaper from a friend. Using spray adhesive, I attached it to foam board. The sandpaper really grabs the pastel and adds a depth and dimension to the work that I had not experienced previously with pastels.