Tuesday, July 29, 2008

THE DRAWING. . .details & notes

Breaking Point
Limited Edition of 200
Giclée Print
17" x 13"

"Breaking Point" happens to be one of my favorite pastels. While drawing it my goal was to describe the powerful of the pull of the tide as the wave is formed and then capture it again as it begins to fall apart and crashes on the rocks. The color of the water was important for me to get exactly right also so that the beauty of the watery blues and greens of the ocean came across well. The velour paper helped me to describe this beautiful drawing. It lends itself well to the pure pigments of pastels. I used mostly Rembrandt soft pastels but Conte sticks were used as well in this drawing.

Looking at it I can almost smell salt in the air and feel the spray on my face - can't you?

The original is no longer available - it has been sold - but I do still have some of the limited edition giclée prints if you are interested. You can go to my website to order or send me an email.


Dianne Mize said...

Yes I can. Beautiful piece. Is the edition giclee?

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Dianne - thanks so much, I'm glad you like it - and yes this is a giclee. I have an Epson 2400that I use to print all my prints. I love that printer. It uses fine archival inks and I use archival paper. I neglected to mention that on the discription - I'll go and do it now! Thanks again.

Susan Carlin said...

Gorgeous and impressive, Karen!

Marsha Robinett said...

I wanted you to know that I am passing the Arte y Pico Award along to you for writing such an inspiring blog. Pop on over to my blog and scroll down to Arte y Pico Award.

Great blog,and wonderful art, you're an inspiration to many!

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks so much Susan.

Marsha - I'm honored. It's nice to hear you have been inspired by my blog. I know you and your blog have been very inspirational to me. I'm going over to your blog right now. Thanks again!

Barbara Pask said...

Wow Karen, amazing.
By the way...I have awarded you the Brillante Weblog award - you can read the info on my blog. You can pass it on or not, your choice. I figured this was just a nice way to let you know I appreciate your work.

Karen Hargett said...

Oh my Barb! Thanks! It's nice to know I'm appreciated.

Karen Hargett said...

Oh my Barb! Thanks! It's nice to know I'm appreciated.