Older work:

"Lily" pastel on paper

Several years ago I was asked to create a series of floral pieces using pastel.  It was winter.  I had no choice but to work from photographs.  Usually I would block in large areas and work boldly with the pastels.  I find I am a bit more restrained when working on commissioned or requested pieces.  I created all six floral pieces using a slow, meditative technique similar to my ink squiggle drawings.

I had forgotten about these pieces until I was going through old files last week.  No wonder the squiggle technique felt so familiar to me.

"Gladiola" pastel on paper