Q: Do the figures go on to play different roles in different paintings or are their characters recurring?

"His Mortal Enemy Was Poised Ready to Strike," soft pastel on sandpaper

“His Mortal Enemy Was Poised Ready to Strike,” soft pastel on sandpaper

A: The dolls and other objects play different roles in each painting and I paint them differently to reflect this. If you take one figure and follow it through the series, you’ll notice that it evolves quite a bit. I continue to think of each figure as an actor in a repertory company.

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New York Artist Barbara Rachko www.barbararachko.com shares her perspective on pastel painting, photography, and the creative inspiration she finds in pre-Columbian civilizations, mythology, and travel to remote places, like her new favorite destinations, Peru and Bolivia.

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Creative Process, Domestic Threats, Inspiration, Pastel Painting and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love that you think of the dolls as actors, and I have done something similar. Your pastel work is a joy to me.

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