NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS IN PASTELMAINE COASTLINE PAINTINGS
Pastel Paintings of the New England Landscape
I have spent most of my life in the New England area of the country. I spent my childhood in New York State (almost New England), attended school in Massachusetts for four years, lived in Vermont for many years and recently enjoyed an inspirational visit to the coast of Maine. The variety of this region continues to hold my interest.
Pastels are a Great Medium
The landscape paintings on this site are a great example of the use of pastels as a painting medium, an idea that has gained wide acceptance in recent years. Their use is no longer limited to preparatory sketches or constrained a soft, over-refined style. Pastel sticks use the same archival coloring agents as other painting mediums and when handled well, produce robust works that can hang confidently beside such traditional mediums as oils.
See the development of a pastel painting of a rural New England town.
In this landscape painting demonstration follow the development of 'Small Town Side Street' from photo to sketch to finished pastel painting. It captures the look of a quiet side street in small town Vermont and includes comments by the artist.
Phil Laughlin is a Signature Member of America's oldest and most prestigious pastel society the Pastel Society of America. He exhibits regularly at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffesonville. You can find his listing in Vermont's most comprehensive art directory on the Vermont Arts Council web site.
For Vermont art reviews, listings and resources I recommend the Vermont Art Zine.
Visit Phil Laughliin Studio website to see technical illustration work .