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Grand and Grander

Janet Blackwell's avatar Janet Blackwell

Grand Rapids is home to the Amway Grand Hotel and the Grand River. This beautiful city has the amazing contrast of city growth and the enduring presence of the river flowing through it. My art is primarily influenced by Picasso and Van Gogh. In these two pastel pieces I see also the influence of Matisse and Derain. My love for color and pastels comes through in these art pieces as the colors and images are impressionistic and by pressing the pastel into the paper I am able to have an intimate connection to the art. I hope you enjoy the color and texture I have instilled in this combined exhibit of "Grand and Grander". Individual pieces are titled "Looking Up" and "Moonlight on the Grand".

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Pastels
  • Width: 26 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 32 inches