Pastel on Kitty Wallis sanded pastel paper, from “The White Album” series. The tooth of this sanded paper takes many layers of pastel. I prime the surface with rust colored nupastel rubbed in with turpenoid before working.
Inspired by the Beatles cover of Carole King’s tune of the same name.
“Chains, my baby’s got me locked up in chains and they ain’t the kind that you can see, oh oh these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah!”
In April 2007, “Chains” won round 2 of the International Saatchi Showdown Online Competition and was shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
I received this email January 6th, 2009 from the Saatchi Gallery:
I am delighted to inform you that your work is currently being exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery – please find attached a photograph of your work on display. Below is the label that we are using for the work.
ALICE MCMAHON WHITE
Pastel on paper
This work also has received awards in Chicago Pastel Society’s National Juried Show 2006; Pastels USA, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Auburn, California
2005; Best Drawing, Plaza Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago 2005.