Here at Pastel, I wish to begin a series of international links to Pastelists from countries other than my own. Call it a one-over-the-world interest in the greater world of our medium of pigment. We begin with Gesa Helms, of Glasgow, Scotland.
Gesa Helms, of Paint and Pastel, is a wonderfully experimental artist whose blog contains both glimpses into her own colorful work and insights into the art base of Scotland. She is based in Glasgow. Her blog blurb is:
"ideas, experiments and thoughts on painting: pastels, oils and more"
See her post about the late, great Joan Eardley for a taste of Scottish art appreciation. Eardley's work is a hoot.
As far as Scotland is concerned, you have to love a nation whose land is in constant marine weather, and whose men wear the kilt anyway. That's tough.
Other things I love about Scotland:
Mel Gibson's Movie
Did I mention Whisky?
Things I find mildly amusing about Scotland:
My birth town of Aberdeen, Washington got its name from Aberdeen, Scotland
Scottish Common Sense Realism
Things I want to know more about Scotland: