Got a letter from the Pastel Journal magazine informing me that one of my pastels, Red Behind Trees, won an Honorable Mention in the 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition and will appear in the April 2009 issue of the magazine. Very exciting for me!
Sometimes I will get so caught up in a color, in this case the color yellow, that the color becomes the subject and the actual subject, trees on a horizon or whatever it happens to be a landscape of, isn't the subject anymore. This pastel is really just about yellow. I have never been sure whether this pastel works or not, but I have gotten some positive feedback on it, so here it is.