"The Woman in a Green Hat" by D.K. Castellucci (Pastel)
I received some vintage soft pastels in the mail and I couldn't wait to dive in an play with them. Despite using materials that were forty or fifty years old, the colors were fantastic. Soft pastels are extremely tactile. Like charcoal, your hands quickly get in a mess like you are actually doing art -- actively doing art.
Then this woman I painted was inspired by a twiggy model and decided to make a more earthy and fleshy version of the model. I really dig her.
D.K. Castellucci is an artist living in Marin County who works in acrylic, oil paint, oil and soft pastels, charcoal, gouache, watercolors, graphite and