Daily Art

Kathleen Holder
c. 1990 | pastel on clay | 7.75x6 | $2000

In 1988 I began exploring alternative drawing surfaces for my pastels. Those explorations continued through 1991 culminating with a series of drawings entitled “The Alchemist’s Diary” done on keystone shaped graphite tablets. In my early explorations I tested a variety of surfaces (grounds or substrates) for my pastels, including masonite and clay.

Physically and emotionally I like the energy that goes into drawing. You're touching the material with your hands. It's sensuous. There's a different connection with the work.