Newberry, San Onofre Pink

Do more than criticize, make something you love.

Newberry, San Onofre Pink, 2020, pastel, 18x24 inches
Newberry, San Onofre Pink, 2020, pastel, 18×24 inches

Thank god I am an artist and can make this on the most important US election of my lifetime — I can breath, stay calm, stay balanced and enjoy my contribution to good works.

Continuing the color theory exploration, this time pink atmosphere, light green highlights, and medium-tone rust orange shadows (the color of the paper). [Too bad the Guggenheim is taken over by anti-evolutionary humans or I would propose a show of these works.] I could do this everyday for the next year, we’ll see.

Some of you know I am working on a big nude, Model in the Studio, it got interrupted, I got the composition exactly where I want, but I was pausing about its lighting. Now I understand the pause was more to do with color, with minute changes I can zap it to glow. I am looking forward to taking what I learned from these pastels and imbue my future paintings with this theory of the triangulation of atmosphere, light, and shade.

When I see the white yellow-green highlights of the waves and then adjust to the pink-violet sky I feel a satisfaction of a elegant solution to a sensory problem. Couldn’t be happier.

Do more than criticize, make something you love.

Michael Newberry, 11/3/2020

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