Plant Paintings in Pastel

Davidson, North Carolina, artist Jim Morgan doesn’t mind coming back to the same subject matter. In fact, his imaginative botanical pastel art thrives on it. His inspiration comes from shapes found in nature—eucalyptus leaves and gingko branches, specifically—a nod to one of his art heroes, Ellsworth Kelly. “I spend a great deal of time outdoors, making lots of mental notes,” says Morgan. “I want to reduce what I see to basic forms that still retain an unmistakable connection to my original subject.”

Enjoy this gallery of Morgan’s plant paintings, and read more about the artist in the February 2014 issue of Pastel Journal.

 

Six in Cadmium (pastel, 24x18) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Six in Cadmium (pastel, 24×18) by Jim Morgan

 

 

Tangerine Variation (pastel, 15x11) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Tangerine Variation (pastel, 15×11) by Jim Morgan

 

 

Third Composition (pastel, 24x18) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Third Composition (pastel, 24×18) by Jim Morgan

 

 

Charcoal, White, Etc. (mixed media, 24x18) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Charcoal, White, Etc. (mixed media, 24×18) by Jim Morgan

 

 

Magenta Form (mixed media, 24x18) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Magenta Form (mixed media, 24×18) by Jim Morgan

 

 

For more about Jim Morgan, see the February 2014 issue of Pastel Journal.

 

 


 

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