Studios Artist Highlight
"Oaks" - Pastel
"Calico Shadows" - Pastel
Jim Tyler, of San Luis Obispo, CA, is exploring the deep, rich side of Pastels. Long known as a medium for soft portraits and light colored landscapes, Pastel is actually the purest painting medium and provides deep, rich colors. Jim is using this richness to emphasize the lighting and intense colors in scenes around the Central Coast. His paintings of people and places offer an intimate glimpse of local life.
The artist’s distinct style can be seen through his focus on lighting and composition. Says Jim, “Paintings are made captivating through lighting and composition, even more than through the actions of the subjects. The scenes that capture my eye consistently have strong lighting, and I use Pastel to capture that boldness in paintings.”