La Abuela de Guatemala

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:25 PM

La Abuela de Guatemala, originally uploaded by martasart.

This pastel painting was done on 300lb arches watercolor paper prepared with Golden acrylic pastel ground and toned with burnt sienna. A much rougher surface than the suede mat board. I really like the rough texture here. This piece is quite small (5 x 7 inches) as I was just 'experimenting' today. I have a large support already prepared for the next pastel painting.


  1. Irene Says:

    Hi Marta, I think you have found your medium. Not that your other work isn't brilliant but this is overwhelmingly beautiful. Looking at it makes me want to paint.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Your utter joy in color and shape and texture is beautifully expressed in your body of work. What a pleasure to visit!

  3. Sherry Says:

    I think this is really effective, from the expression to your color choices.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! I think you've found your media. This is stunning, masterfully done and exciting to see. Definitely framable. I LOVE it!

  5. Marta, your pastel portraits are brilliant!

  6. Robyn Says:

    Wonderful, wonderful painting, Marta! Jewels of colour and deep emotion.

  7. Linda Says:

    This is a beautiful piece! I know what you mean about liking the rough surface -- the Golden is QUITE rough, and you can really lay the color down! :-) I make my own using acrylic medium and aluminum oxide grit on mat board. (It is a little bit cheaper than the 300 pound WC paper!)
    This really IS your medium!

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