A Collection of Pastel Paintings
The San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada and in Between
by Charlotte Hoffman
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About the Book
Her landscapes are of areas in California including, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. "Pastel is the perfect medium to portray the emotions of the landscape or the expressions of abstracts and still lifes."
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fine Art
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 64
- Publish Date: Feb 25, 2009
- Keywords fine art, San Joaquin Valley, still lifes, Sierra Nevada, pastel paintings, Charlotte Hoffman, Charlotte Overstreet, plein air, Oakhurst, Mariposa, artist, landscape, California, Yosemite, art, artwork, painting, pastel
Growing up as an Air Force military brat, Charlotte lived on 4 continents. With each new country she became aware of the differences of light and landscapes. Her family settled in the San Joaquin Valley where she grew to love the varying landscapes. Charlotte began painting with watercolors but after using pastels they became her choice of medium. "Pastel is the perfect medium to portray the emotions of the landscpe." Charlotte retired to the Mariposa area near Yosemite. She and her husband share their lives with their parrots, dogs, chickens, turtles and fish. Charlotte and her photographer husband are active in the art community in the Mariposa and Oakhurst area. They are committee members of Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour as well as participating artists. Charlotte and her husband are also active with the Yosemite Western Artists organization.