The poetry of pastel is a method of working that takes a contrarian approach to creating art. Instead of planning an entire piece, the process is more akin to writing poetry where one is guided by mood and moment.
I'm not trying to dispose of the traditions of developing art with sketching, blocking, and finessing. Or comparing compositions with a study process. I see the process as an exercise, which can be incorporated anywhere along the way of a particular work.
The goal is to help artists work more intuitively and to gain confidence by connecting more directly with their work instead of the "idea of their work".
In the coming posts, I'll show work developed using the process and then explain more about how it works.