It's really important to keep drawing and work in different media. The best painters are very good at drawing. This work is either dry pastel or oil pastel, sometimes including graphite. I've been working in this media combination for 40 years. It's qualities are a great blend between drawing and painting techniques.
When pastels cover a surface by 75% or more they are considered "paintings."
This new series entitled "The Living Wall" again is about noticing the ordinary opportunities that can easily be passed by and making them into good art. I enjoy the challenge of providing a rich image that is recognizable in subject matter, but handled in almost an abstract way to create a dynamic painting.