from the pen of Max Sibenius Trip (Dutch) - Australia
"1997, Warwick, Queensland, Australia where I had my first encounter with the Art World, joining the local Art Group, studying Drawing and Painting Techniques with local Artists.
Through the years I attended Workshops in Clifton with Colly Wisson (Oils), Don Waters (Acrylics) and Ross Patterson (Pastels) to further techniques and style.
The introduction to Pastels in 2000 was a totally new direction. This instantaneous line and color of unfading freshness and intensity was the start of a new beginning. Pastel is a medium of unsuspected range and diversity. It does not refer to Pale color as used in Fashion, but comes from the French word ‘Pastiche’ a powdered pigment ground into ‘Paste’, mixed with a little gum binder and rolled into sticks. The luminosity of Pastels is a constant source of amazement.
Although Pastels are my preferred medium, I have recently gone back into ‘Oils’, water soluble, not much different from original oils accept for using water as thinner medium and cleaning up.
My Pastels have received various Awards in Queensland and New South Wales and are in private collections in Australia and overseas."
Thank you, Max, for sharing.
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