Kahne Smith

by Sarah Judson April 06, 2015

300x144.jpg" width="300" height="144" /> We enjoyed a conversation recently with pastelist and photographer Kahne Smith, who was the winner of *three* Judsons awards last month at the Connecticut Pastel Society. She actually lives in Texas, but she's a member of pastel societies all over the country and paints in wide-ranging places, as described in her blog. Shown above is a Montana landscape, Storm Over Belt Creek Ranch (9"x19 1/2"), and below is her easel alongside a canal in Dusseldorf, Germany. smith canal smith circle of life At right is an award-winning 24"x18" pastel done from a photo she took on a hot afternoon in Texas. She and her daughter were on their way home from a funeral and had stopped to watch the sunset. "I pulled the truck over. As we got out in a mutual silence to watch the sun set, my daughter slipped her arm over my shoulders. The blistering air was heavy in our lungs, and the Texas countryside rang with the music of heat bugs. The dead grass cracking underneath my feet, I took a photo of this dead but glorious old tree; with greenery rapidly clothing her in vines and flowers.Thank God for daughters, and sunsets, and the promise of another day."



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