From the artist:
Traditionally, pastels are painted on paper, matted, and placed behind glass. These paintings are all done on canvas with extra protective coats of spray fixative. All painted in the year 2017.
Mostly representational, the style of some began as playful and experimental studies. The rough texture of canvas affords plenty of tooth and forbids fine detail - a particular inclination for this artist.
Some are strongly influenced by Chinese Brush Paintings with typical mist and cloud formations over mountains and terrain.
Most are blended colors using cloth, paper stumps (tortillons), or simple paper towels. Others employ more raw pigment. All are finally preserved with spray varnish.
Rita Fuller is a former art teacher in local Maine and NH schools. Having studied at UNH, she received a BS in art education with a background in stagecraft and architecture. She also studied under a Master Painter of Chinese Brush Painting in Alexandria, VA. She is now retired and painting sporadically.