Jeffrey Cannon Studio
"What makes certain places special ? Why do we feel good in Nature ? How does Light define a sense of place ? How does Nature continue to enchant, excite, calm, heal, and transform us all ? I observe, photograph, draw and dream to anchor the feelings that guide my process. Through a series of sketches based on my photos, filtered thru memory, I refine and clarify the essence of what made that particular place special. Pastels are made with pure pigment, pure color, which accounts for their richness and brilliance. These fine pigments, without the liquid binders found in oil paints, will not fade, crack or yellow over time. Since the 16th century museums have collected pastel works that remain as vibrant today as the day they were created. I use a large palette of soft pastels, often handmade, on archival board. I blend with my fingers and use the edge of the pastel for detail. I do not use fixatives, brushes, pastel pencils, blending tools or liquids in order to ensure the careful preservation of delicate details and color harmonies. Each unique custom hardwood frame is handcrafted with wood-spline corners. Museum glass and 8-ply mats help ensure that each original pastel painting will continue to be a source of beauty for generations to come."
$25 – $10,000
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