I paint in soft pastel, a wonderful medium for conveying light, color, shape, and their interplay to create mood. I use sanded surfaces, both paper and board. My subjects vary across landscape, still life, and the occasional pet. I use photographs as a reference or point-of-departure for my paintings; and try to capture the essence of the subject, without attempting to capture all the detail. The result is realistic, but often with a touch of impressionism. For more details and price information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at helenmwood.com.