Poetry Made Visible: Leoni Duff Pastel Gallery

“I adore the process of painting,” artist Leoni Duff says. “I love experimenting in pastel, and I find the many possibilities and methods of application interesting.” For example, she may dilute pastel in Turpenoid for an underpainting; scrape pastel sticks with a knife to drop fine grains of color over a painting to create textural effects; or build an underpainting with strong color to enhance various areas.

Whether painting still lifes or landscapes, Duff says, “In my view, art is essentially poetry made visible. As Leonardo da Vinci said, ‘Poetry is painting without images, and painting is poetry without words.’ That’s my approach to painting. I seek to move the heart and mind of the viewers and to deepen their understanding of life.”

To learn more about Duff’s painting style and inspiration, see the August 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, available at www.northlightshop.com in print or as a digital download, or on newsstands July 14.

GET PASTEL JOURNAL DELIVERED TO YOU IN PRINT OR AS A DOWNLOAD … AND GET A FREE GIFT!

Beginnings 2 (pastel) by Leoni Duff | Pastel Journal

Beginnings 2 by Leoni Duff

From the Billycock to Bridport (pastel) by Leoni Duff

From the Billycock to Bridport by Leoni Duff

Summer Lemonade (pastel) by Leoni Duff

Summer Lemonade by Leoni Duff

MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

NL_CapturingLight-500

Check out the NEW Capturing Light with Alain Picard collection! Get all three of Picard’s newly released video workshops, focusing on capturing light and color in pastel, along with two quarter sheets of toned pastel paper from Savoir Faire and a 14-piece set of Terry Ludwig pastels. Plus, you’ll get a signed art print from Picard, and a copy of his book, Pastel Basics. Only a limited number are available, so order yours today!

You can have an entire of year’s worth of Pastel Journal articles at your fingertips. Add the 2014 Pastel Journal Annual CD to your pastel library!

Watch pastel art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV

You may also like these articles: