11x14 soft pastel in Wallis paper
Sunday was the Fort Madison Iowa Garden Tour. I was invited to paint the beautiful Vista from the Rump's home. In the distance you can see the Bluffs in Illinois. I can only imagine the gorgeous sunrises viewed from where I stood.
This year's tour focused on homes just North of Fort Madison itself. Most were near Wever Iowa along the 4 lane highway 61.
I so enjoy anytime I can share with others what soft pastels are & the beauty of this medium. I had some wonderful conversations throughout the day with people that had know idea what I was painting with. Most people that aren't art conisours think the medium is chalk that is used on chalkboards.
I love the expressions when I share I'm working with pure color pigment & how the vibrancy will never change with time if the artwork is properly cared for.