First, I want to tell you what inspired these paintings. In December, I was able to visit Panama. My father lived in Panama during WWII, so it is a place that I have wanted to visit for decades. I like to walk in places that I can imagine he did. I was not disappointed because the lush landscape was beautiful.
One morning before sunrise, I roused myself from bed to attempt to see some of the exotic birds in the Gamboa Rainforest area. With flashlight in hand, and looking out for snakes, I ventured out. One particular tree seemed to be the place to go. There was a cacophony of noise coming from the branches, which was a clue to me that some good bird action must be going on there. While standing quietly, looking into that particular tree, I turned around to see the sun beginning to rise behind me. Both scenes took my breath away. The noise I was hearing in the tree was being made by a multitude of birds, while what was at my back was a magnificent rising sun. Magic!!
Making these paintings helped me relive that magic. Hope you enjoy them too.
|This was the first pastel painting that I did in the experiment. I began with a green background. |
"Panama Skies Magic #1," 6 x 4 inches, Pastel on Uart Paper, © Lynn Goldstein
|Detailed closeup so that you may see the green background peeking through|
|Here's a detail so that you may see the yellow peeking through.|
|See that purple peeking through the pastel layers?|
|As a result of the purple background painting, I decided to do one more and abstract the image even further. |
Since I enjoyed using the yellow background, I did that again.
"Panama Skies Magic #4," 6 x 4 inches, Pastel on Uart Paper, ©Lynn Goldstein
|One more closeup so that you can see the background color (yellow) peeking through.|