"I often start my pastels en plein aire, as I gain inspiration from the gorgeous settings on-site. Colors catch my eye, and ignite my imagination and here the early spring colors seemed to float into bloom. Though my pastels begin in the outdoors, they are later resolved and finished in my studio."
This pastel is framed in a lovely Larson Juhl brushed metal frame that enhances the subtle hightlights of the soft scene.
Donna Grande is an award winning landscape artist who works out of her Montclair, NJ studio. She creates an expressive journey created with pastels and oils. Colorful designs articulate and enrich, and create a densely layered surface reflecting the mystery and beauty of our environment. Her paintings are magical. They possess a sophisticated sense of color & unique design. She has exhibited throughout the northeast and her works can be found in private and corporate collections in the U.S