Original art for sale at UGallery.com | A Little Morning Mist by Patricia Prendergast | $375 | pastel artwork | 9' h x 12' w | ..\art\pastel-artwork-A-Little-Morning-Mist

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A Little Morning Mist

Patricia Prendergast
Ugallery 5345192233 UGallery

Pastel artwork on Paper New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on back

2020

9" h x 12" w |0 lbs. 2 oz.

In stock $375

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When artist Patricia Prendergast paints at the river, she often quickly picks up her camera and snaps photographs of other details at the site. On one particular trip, the area she was painting was already in full sun, but this spot still had mist rising off the river and the sun just breaking through the trees. "I knew that this would be my next studio painting," she says. "I toned the paper with a burnt sienna underpainting that unified the palette of colors."

Patricia Prendergast

Sacramento, California

Patricia Prendergast is known for her series of pastel impressionist drawings of Sacramento and the natural landscapes of California. Patricia spends hours walking alongside the river near her home, studying the light and colors and collecting source photos. She paints en plein air on her walks and also works from her home studio which opens onto a patio allowing the nature in. After retiring from her first career as a computer programmer, Patricia reflects how her craft has changed her perspective, “everything is more vivid - the beauty of light and shadow in the trees, the subtlety of the color of clouds, the sparkle and reflections in water.” To achieve her technique, Patricia may use a watercolor underpainting that is slightly visible in the final works, and she applies soft pastels to the sanded surface for an atmospheric effect. For a finishing touch, she may create 'splatters' of pastel dust by shaving the pastel onto the paper. Her landscape series is tied together with a Romantic mauve undertone and a haziness that suggest these pastels are just one moment in a larger natural rhythm. Her work as been exhibited in solo shows around California.

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