Category Archives: “Tsuga” Series

New Work on Paper: Tsuga Triptych…

Tsuga I ⓒ Michaela Harlow (Pastel on Paper)

Tsuga II ⓒ 2011 Michaela Harlow (Pastel on Paper)

Tsuga III ⓒ 2011 Michaela Harlow (Pastel on Paper)

The Tsuga series… Here is the complete triptych. I intend the three to hang together as they appear here. Each piece is painted on 19″ x 24″ bristol vellum. “Tsuga” is the Japanese (and botanical) word for hemlock. I am fond of hemlock trees in general, but in winter —when I find dead and broken twigs, cones and needles imbedded in melting ice— I am always taken aback by the beauty of this conifer’s skeletal branches.

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New Work on Paper: Tsuga Series…

“Tsuga II” 2011 ⓒ Michaela Harlow (pastel on 19″ x 24″ paper)

I have been working on a new series of pastel paintings on paper over the past couple of weeks. I will be posting more of them over the next few days and early next month. I’m in love with paper again, and the forest —freezing and melting;  exposing bits of debris and surprising color— is providing endless inspiration.

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