This week’s website belongs to an artist who will be familiar to PJ readers: Robert K. Carsten. He’s a frequent contributor to the magazine (he wrote the feature on Chilean-born artist Claudio Bravo for the June issue, for example) and a popular workshop instructor. His website features a pair of slideshows that makes viewing large images of many of his paintings a quick and easy task for visitors–I love that about it.
On his site, Carsten remarks of his work, “More
and more, it has become the achievement of a painterly luminosity that
is my pursuit. A certain luminescence, that appears to glow from within
as well as from an external light source, as much felt as it is seen,
has become the well-spring of my inspiration.”
By the way, the above painting, Renewal (Vernal Equinox), won the “Best in Show” award at the 3rd Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at the Old Forge Arts Center in Old Forge, NY.