Rich Ford - Pastel
"I knew before I retired from teaching music in the public schools that I would be painting landscapes using pastels as my medium. With knowledge from high school art classes, I began studying about the many techniques of painting with pastels. I started painting that fall after retiring and that has been nine years.
Watching and observing landscapes has given me a new appreciation of how quickly a landscape can change. A tree is affected by weather and its surrounding; an old barn falls apart even more; light constantly shifts as the sun moves, changing everything. Capturing these moments is part of the fun. Reinventing those moments into something that is your own is quite the journey.
I am always looking for new techniques and love to experiment with them. Life is full of surprises and so is painting."
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
Main Office, Studios,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
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Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM