Robert Henri Lafond's vibrant pastels stand out with their direct and bold strokes. Bob is always outdoors, sketching directly from nature, on-site. He finishes the work in the studio, sometimes recombining compositional elements before completing the piece. These paintings are rooted in traditional pastel techniques, but their brilliance and directness make them something special. (and did we mention that they're surprisingly affordable? and of course, free to look, so come on by and see us!)It's also notable that one of us is cynically scornful of "barn pictures", but finds that Bob's graphic treatment and forceful compositions lend a fresh perspective to this familiar subject mattter.