Ron Parent

Royal Oak MI

October Tree
Artist Statement
My latest series of paintings represent my exploration of abstracting the landscape and shoreline. Colors are blended in such a way that hard edge lines disappear leaving subtle variations from one color to another. This approach leaves much to the viewer’s imagination and interpretation. The medium of pastel, my preference, allows me to explore the textures and colors of the landscape during the different seasons of the year and times of the day.  Pastels blend in a unique way due to the nature of the chalk-like medium and lend themselves to vibrant, soft, and subtle color variations and textures.