Kerry Park Pastel
I’d seen photos of Kerry Park in Seattle for years but had never been there. I was looking for good places to set up an easel with pretty views…and close to home. Kerry Park is on a hill and has a wide concrete promenade with benches and a railing. People come there in droves on sunny days. They come there for engagement photos, and they come there in tuxedos and dinner dresses. I came there in my paint stained shorts and flip flops.
It took me three visits to get this done. I can always tell when a painting is going well. When I start and it’s in the painful stage people walk by and nod as if to say: “It might get better, don’t give up.” Then, when it’s coming alive, they stop and watch. And finally if it’s really good, people start gathering around, and calling their friends over to look. It’s fun to create something from nothing.
This is unframed, and it’s large and it’s pastel, so you will need to take it to a professional framer. Tell them not to use fixative. It will cost a minimum of $150 and prices go up from there depending on quality of materials. 15 x 20 Pastel on Rives BFK Artist paper