Sky Painting | The Pastels of Katherine Irish

Katherine Irish doesn’t have to go far to find inspiration. She only needs to look up. Those New Mexico skies provide endless inspiration for an ongoing series of sky paintings. Irish resists a picture-perfect treatment of sunrise and sunset. Some of  her compositions are horizontal, dark and moody; others are tall and fiery, almost volcanic. They are rarely sentimental, and they each have a distinct personality. You can read more about the artist’s techniques and creative approach in the feature article, “The Sky’s the Limit,” in the August 2015 issue of Pastel Journal (available here).

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Red Tip (pastel) by Katherine Irish


Go Softly Into the Night (pastel) by Katherine Irish


Moment of Illumination (pastel) by Katherine Irish













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