Barbara Rachko’s Pearls from Artists—Quotes and Advice from Artists to Artists

She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, soft pastel on sandpaper, 58 x 38, Barbara Rachko

She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, soft pastel on sandpaper, 58 x 38, Barbara Rachko

 

New York City visual artist and blogger Barbara Rachko shares her pastel art on her blog Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust. Besides inviting you in to view aspects of her process of creating such vibrant artworks as She Embraced It and Grew Stronger, above, Barbara Rachko lets you in to view corners of her studio (below). And along the way she shares an ongoing flow of quotes, and artist interview excerpts on what it means to be an artist in the ongoing series Pearls for artists.  Follow Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust blog here

 

Studio View 1

Studio View 1

 

Barbara Rachko is a prolific in collecting the handmade figures that become models for her paintings. Barbara has traveled to many countries, including stays in Shri Lanka, Bali, Mexico and other parts of the world,  in search of new masks and figures to populate her studio and her paintings. You can see some her collection in the two studio views here.

 

Studio View 2

Studio View 2

 

Here are some of her soft pastel paintings, scenes incorporating one of more folk art figures from her collections.

Scene Thirteen- Bathroom, soft pastel on sandpaper,  26 x 20, Barbara Rachko

Scene Thirteen- Bathroom, soft pastel on sandpaper, 26 x 20, Barbara Rachko

A Promise Meant to be Broken, soft pastel painting, Barbara Rachko

A Promise Meant to be Broken, soft pastel painting, Barbara Rachko

Barbara Rachko is both a prolific artist continually creating of new paintings and also in her search for those pearls of wisdom to share with her followers, fellow artists and readers of her blog.

Follow photographer and pastel artist Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust here.

Barbara Rachko on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barbararachko 

Barbara Rachko’s website: http://www.barbararachko.com

 

Follow photographer and pastel artist Barbara Rachko’s blog series she calls Pearls for Artists here.

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