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!

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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 ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, mythology, and travel to remote places, like her new favorite destinations, Bali and Sri Lanka.

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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