Katie Gingrass Gallery

Jody dePew McLeane

Jody dePew McLeanes' pastels are derived from actual situations. Whether the subject matter is interior scenes, theater, travel, or architecture, each drawing has an exquisite sense of light with a heightened color palette. She works from sketches and slides for reference. While she does not use models, she has produced portraits by special commission. This body of work features elaborate still life settings in the Old Master tradition.

Pure powdered pigment combined with a small amount of binder is painted with her right thumb directly to the pastel paper for a painterly quality. Each piece is affixed with steam, rather than fixative.The work of Jody dePew McLeane has been featured in numerous publications including the Pastel Painters Solution Book as well as The Best of Pastel II. Jody dePew McLeane was elected as a Master Pastelist in 1984 by the Pastel Society of America