November/December 2013: In This Issue
When I think of pastels and their use to create paintings, dreamy landscapes come to mind, with impressionistic touches of color and little detail. Jörg Thomas has taken on the challenge of depicting minerals and their fine details with this medium and has masterfully captured the essence of each specimen he illustrates.
THE CATALOG IS HERE! Look at that luscious linarite on the cover (fig. 1)! We had just gotten our copy of the “book” delivered to us that would serve as the auction catalogue for the initial offering of the Hoppel fine mineral collection on Sunday, 2 June 2013, by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas (Heritage Auctions 2013).