Israeli artist Yael Maimon enjoys painting in a series. The subject of her pastel series have ranged from cats to Parisian pastries to modern interpretations of fairy tales. “I feel that studying the same subject matter in different lighting, positions and scenery is an important part of getting to know the essential character of it,” Maimon says. You can read more about the artist’s techniques and passion for pastels in the October 2014 issue of Pastel Journal. Here, you can see examples of work from three of her lively pastel series:
Alice Alone (pastel) by Yael Maimon is part of a “Once Upon a Time” series of pastels that places fairytale characters into modern contexts.
In “Little Red Riding Hood in the City” (pastel), Yael Maimon has reimagined the tale in an urban setting.
Guest on My Window (pastel) by Yael Maimon is part of an ongoing series of paintings of the artist’s feline acquaintances.
Outside Wonder (pastel) by Yael Maimon offers another portrayal of feline personality.
I’ll Have Two Please (pastel) by Yael Maimon is part of a series that was inspired by the beautiful colors and shapes of a bakery display case.
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