Paintings by Janet Monafo
"Pastel is a direct and chemically uncomplicated medium which offers wonderful lush color, great flexibility and permanence."
In her studio on the top floor of an old mill building, Janet Monafo does her pastel paintings from life. In this simple medium, she applies the pastel in layers that can be extensively reworked by wiping out and restarting areas.
She arranges still life setups in her studio to make use of natural daylight for illumination, fascinated by the color changes and the light. Completed works are archivally framed in a simple, white rub maple molding.
There is more information about Janet at www.fine-arts-unlimited.com/jm1.htm.