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Peter Heineman - Premium Artist

My works are primarily landscapes that tend to be impressionistic and are almost exclusively done in the medium of soft pastel. Although most of my pieces are done from a particular location, my intent is never to convey a photo realistic view of a scene, but to convey some emotional component of the scene. Sometimes this leads to some abstraction or stretching of the visual accuracy of the scene. I want to pull the viewer into the mystery of a certain place or the mystery of a certain type of lighting which comes only at a particular time of day.


  • Skiers Paradise by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>14 x 20 inches

    Skiers Paradise
    pastel
    14 x 20 inches

  • Misty Dawn by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>9 x 12 inches

    Misty Dawn
    pastel
    9 x 12 inches

  • Copper Sunset by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>18 x 24 inches

    Copper Sunset
    pastel
    18 x 24 inches

  • Orange Dusk by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>14 x 18 inches

    Orange Dusk
    pastel
    14 x 18 inches


A part of the fascination of the pastel medium is the intensity and immediacy of expression one can accomplish. Pastels allow me to use very intense colors which can be laid down quickly with a minimum of blending. Some of the effects that are possible with pastels are not possible with any other medium. Since there is no brush between the artist and the canvas when painting with pastels, I feel sometimes that I am more connected to the process of creation, almost like finger painting.

Just as a picture can convey more than a thousand words, a single stroke or gesture can convey an endless amount of information about the subject of a painting. My ultimate goal is to develop an economy of stroke to the degree that I can convey a maximum amount of information and emotional content to the viewer with a minimum amount of strokes. This type of artistic communication can be received in a more intuitive way than much of the traditional art of realism. In other words, I want the viewer to respond to my work even though he may not know what attracts him to it.

December '11


  • Hillside Shadows by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>9 x 12 inches

    Hillside Shadows
    pastel
    9 x 12 inches

  • Shadows in the Grass by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>14 x 18 inches

    Shadows in the Grass
    pastel
    14 x 18 inches

  • Waiting for a Conifer Spring by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>18 x 14 inches

    Waiting for a Conifer Spring
    pastel
    18 x 14 inches

  • Denver Civic Center Park by Peter Heineman, pastel<br>12 x 9 inches

    Denver Civic Center Park
    pastel
    12 x 9 inches




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