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Pastel 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

First pass with pastels

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September 2005

This series of graphic pieces are the result of an effort to attempt to capture and developed some notion of space at the intersection of what I am considering as the the smooth and the rigid.

All three pieces are pastel on museum board with dimensions of 20" by 10", and are shown in a sort of logical order where the second image is the sort of product of the other two. This is of course when they are viewed in the sense that the first piece was highly dominated by strong linear elements while the third is heavily comprised of curvilinear movements.

When beginning this project there was no set color palette for the pieces, as is easy to see from the first piece which resembles the kind of barrage of light your eye may experience at a carnival of fair. The following pieces were much more controlled in regards to color with the intention of keeping them solidly within a monochromatic color palette.

Its fairly obvious this was my first ever experience with pastels as the colors are uneven and poorly applied. By the end of the series, though I had refined my use of the pastels, by the time I had completed the series, pastel as a medium still eluded me for the most part.

Pastel 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Pastel 02 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com