Start/Finish of “Judasing,” soft pastel on sandpaper, 58″ x 38″

Preliminary charcoal sketch on sandpaper

Preliminary charcoal sketch on sandpaper

Finished painting, before signing

Finished painting, before signing

Comments are welcome!

About barbararachkoscoloreddust

Barbara Rachko is a New York Artist, Blogger, and Author who has been meticulously working in Soft Pastel on Sandpaper for 30+ years.

Posted on June 4, 2016, in Art Works in Progress, Black Paintings, Creative Process, New York, NY, Pastel Painting, Photography, Studio, Working methods and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sheila Hecht

    Fabulous from start to finish!

  2. Dear Barbara – I am a great fan of yours. I so admire your pastels on sandpaper paintings. Colors and shapes are gorgeous. (I am a painter, too, oils on canvas – semi-abstract ‘people’ paintings.
    In your latest, the title is a little off-putting. I think you intended “Judas-ing” for its title. But the image and the title at first looks like those terrible anti-semitic blasphemies against the Jews for so many centuries culminating with Hitler’s caricatures of Jews with the German word for Jew: “Jude”. So you can see how, at first scan, it took my breath away – gasp!
    I thought you might want to check out your title, perhaps that simple hyphen between Judas and ‘ing’ would suffice without being a sacrifice for you.
    Thank you for hearing me out.
    My very best wishes to you and your beautiful creations.
    Ronnie (Ruth) Tuft

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