ROBERT SELKOWITZ BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE PASTELS - Catskill Mountain Pastels & California Travels Pastels

more pastels: Spirit o' The Sea Pastels from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

"Artist friends tell me that I live in my pastels and that they sing. For me, the alchemy of my art is the instilling of life in the work, which is felt by the viewer." from article Beautiful Landscape Pastels, Robert Selkowitz

Robert Selkowitz's book "A Painter's Path through The Catskill Mountains" more pastel images of the Catskill Mountains. futher information

Catskill Mountain Pastels -more images fromthe Catskills may be found in "A Painters Path through the Catskill Mountains" Landscapes in Pastel, by Robert Selkowitz 2005

spring on the sawkill

spring at ashokan

bearsville barn

     

"The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it, tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration of the whole system." Frederick Law Olmstead, landscape architect and creator of Central Park

Olmstead captures the ability of landscape to inspire both stimulation and tranquility. My paintings and drawings convey this experience of nature by embodying an emotional reality of rejuvenation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gladstone hollow
bearsville birches
halcott center farm
     
view from mt. utsayantha
roxbury hay rolls
dingle hill
     
late fall - birch at ashokan
winter farm with horse
meeker hollow winter
     

California Travels Pastels ~ 19" x 25"

laguna lupin
andretti winery - napa
pacific grove porch
     
pebble beach cyprus
bird rock monterey
california light