Pastel is a medium unlike any other. Dry pigments are mixed with a binder, and then formed into various shapes that the artist works with. Since there is little dilution from pure color, the result is a piece which has luminosity and saturation all its own.
Here at Waxlander Gallery we are excited for this year’s Pastel Show, which opens this week and runs through June 16. Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke are masters of the medium, and both will be here for the opening reception on Friday June 6th from 5 – 7:30pm.
Pastel forests of red, blue, green, and yellow dance across the paper. These are the works of Marshall Noice, whose vivid landscapes captures the energy of the location he paints. While based on real locations, these colorful works represent the feel of the area more than the literal appearance.
Noice uses the unique nature of pastels in a way that conveys immediacy. The viewer can see the strokes of color on the paper, and the rich hues enhance the scene.
Sangita Phadke’s still works of fruits, vegetables and flowers are as realistic as possible and are often mistaken for photographs. Peaches glow and drops of water on a blueberry reflect the light.
Phadke uses the vibrancy of the medium is used to its fullest to produce pieces of true color and depth. The pigments are seamlessly blended to create the true-to-life gradients that give her works their unique look.
Join us on Friday, June 6th from 5-7:30pm for the opening of this year’s Pastel Show and Meet both Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke.