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"GARDEN PATH" by Nancy Rickard

"GARDEN PATH" by Nancy Rickard

Garden Path by Nancy Rickard is a framed pastel on paper measuring 10x8.


Artist's note: Sunny afternoon pastel done plein air at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens. Mexican Sage is what I always called the purple bush on the right, although I heard it called Salvia too. I enjoyed the bright colored roses and the small rose arbors.

Artist Bio: Nancy Rickard. I am new to the art world, having picked up pastels less than two years ago and I have not put them down yet. I have always loved color, so pastels give me that opportunity to express myself through color. I paint exclusively with soft pastels, and I'm mostly self-taught. I am a member of the Representational Art League and various Pastel Societies. I prefer to paint out on the landscape, although I do have a studio shared with my painting and life partner Paul Rickard.