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  I would like to welcome all of you to my pastel painting series.      

  After decades of creating my art in Photoshop, I had a strong desire to return to my traditional art roots.   I was looking for a medium, that would allow me to get creative for ten minutes or ten hours, without a start up or break down process.  

  I had the good fortune of meeting some very good pastel artist at a few of the art shows I was in. I liked what I saw, and decided to look into it.

  I did some web searching, and found Pastel Wildlife Artist Jason Morgan’s web site.

I subscribed and found his tutorials extremely helpful to help get me started.

Jason is an amazing talent.

  My first creation is called Foureye Butterflyfish. It was my experimental piece and like anything new, there was quite a learning curve that still continues.

I was very pleased with my finished piece.  I had found the medium I was looking for, Soft Pastels.  

  As you can see, the marine environment is, and always will be, my subject of choice. I really wasn’t interested in creating traditional reefscapes, and besides, I kind of been there, done that.  So for me, I thought I’d have a little fun with nature. I already have several ideas, and can’t wait to get them started. I hope you’ll like them.  

  My original works are available for purchase as well as my limited addition prints.   Please explore the rest of my site, it’s filled with artwork, photography and my personal dive videos.  

  On a personal note, please help in anyway you can, to protect our oceans and our fragile marine life. Mother Nature is calling for everyone's help.                                                                              

Be well my friends.                                                                                                                                                      

Gary Penca

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