“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
When I started painting, the medium I choose was oil pastels and I was lucky to have found Wetcanvas. The online artist community has an oil pastel forum that was run by Pat Isaac, an incredible artist, teacher, and who for years tirelessly gave of herself to many of us trying to learn the medium and get better as artists. Not only did she devote countless hours to the site, but also was co-founder of the international Oil Pastel Society.
Pat recently passed away, I lost a mentor and someone whom I held in the highest esteem – a friend who will be missed. Pat had enough confidence in my ability, as a young artist, to ask me to become a guide to others on the Oil Pastel Forum (Wetcanvas) – the quote from Benjamin Franklin seemed fitting here.
The Iris, an oil pastel (10×8) was done on cream tinted Mi-Tientes pastel paper using mainly Senneliers and Holbeins oil pastel brands.
I was very fortunate to have had Pat visit my blog a couple weeks ago, knowing that I was struggling she left an encouraging comment – I like to think a beautiful gift. Here’s to Pat – thank you my friend . . . click onto the image for a larger view.
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