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The Color of Water

Patricia Prendergast
Ugallery 5345193112 UGallery

Pastel artwork on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on back


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

In stock $375



Artist Patricia Prendergast paints her impressionist nature scenes en plein air. She studies light and color, especially along this river near her home, spending hours walking the banks. "It invites you to carefully step onto the submerged rocks and wade into the gently moving waters," says Patricia. "The river will hold us just as it holds the sky, the trees, and the over-hanging branches."

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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