Daily Paintworks Gallery.
Speaking of homesteads, this will be our first Christmas in our new home(stead). I have NEVER put the tree up this early. Big mess, but I'm done! Love the strange warm to cool light in this photo.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
NuPastels on Pastelmat is an especially good combination for paintings that need to be shipped because they are not as fragile as softer pastels on paper with more tooth. I have a few more small pastels to post on my Daily Paintworks Gallery but I have new Rosemary brushes that I'm anxious to try so my next series will be in a wet medium instead of pastel.
Meanwhile, from the Sky View series that has gone on for years now, see Sky View Afternoon II on my Daily Paintworks Gallery.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Daily Paintworks Gallery for purchase (where you can also see the first version). Happy Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Daily Paintworks where it is available for purchase.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
|October Sunrise, pastel 16.5 x 23.5 inches|
Below is the color study for the larger painting. I painted the study last week when I spent a few hours painting with artists at a local Community Center. Since I don't teach classes anymore, I am usually around painters who are quite accomplished. I had forgotten how HARD it is to make a medium do what you want it to when you are less experienced. My heart hurt for them but I was impressed how hard the artists I met at the Community Center work at their art and I think it made me "try harder" - as my daughter tells my teenage grandsons.
|Study for October Sunrise, pastel, 5 x 7 inches|
|Leavenworth Pine, 17th Annual Pastel 100 Juror's Image|
Initially, I was surprised to be invited to judge this category. Though my landscapes have become more abstracted I haven't focused on this genre for a few years. I'm grateful the folks at Pastel Journal remembered my Abstract/Non-Objective period about five years ago and my images that were published in the Pastel Journal and other publications. Below are a few of my paintings from that period.
|Foreseeable Future, pastel, 11 x 15 inches|
|Tuesday's Child, pastel, 17 x 24 inches|
|From the East unto the West, pastel, 13 x 14 inches|
|Slow Slide Into Pink, pastel, 13 x 14 inches|
|Out of the Blue, pastel, 11 x 15 inches|
|Silver Lining, pastel, 11.25 x 11 inches|
Saturday, October 31, 2015
I am (once again) moving to a looser style of painting. Two years ago, the strokes in this painting were loose for me but now the painting style doesn't fit into a current body of work I would show...so, it has to go.
"Sweet Hush" is a 12 x 10 inch oil and is currently framed but I will unframe it and post on my Daily Paintworks auction. It may go for a ridiculously low bid but that is the chance I'll have to take.
And, I may (again) receive emails from other artists concerned that I am selling my work at prices that don't reflect the value. I agree, especially for a piece of this size but I have to let that thought go and instead hope for a new loving home for it. Visit the auction.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Someone requested purchase information. Here is a link to my table.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Daily Paintworks Gallery for online purchase.
|Leavenworth, oil, 10 x 8 inches See the auction|
|Sub Rosa, oil, 10 x 8 inches See the auction|
Monday, September 28, 2015
Briefly, my process...
I cropped the reference photo scene to a square format and painted (quickly and with abandon) my interpretation of the scene. Got the dip in the road, got the loose, breezy trees, put in an indication of the building. I like it! I like it so much that Study#2 of this scene is not going to happen so I moved on to my larger painting. The paper of both paintings is my new favorite, Pastelmat but I didn't have a large enough piece of the same color so I chose a warmer hue for the larger painting. Pastelmat doesn't have a deep tooth to hold lots of pastel so I laid in the big dark shapes of the trees with an oil wash. I would love to be able to make the bold strokes of color that appear in the small study but I am limited by the width of my pastel sticks.
|Roberts Road, Black Diamond, WA - pastel - 13 x 13 inches|
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
|Red Barn larger version Step 1|
|Red Barn, pastel, 11 x 15 inches|
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
|Study#2 - Tucked Away, pastel, 9x6 inches|
Saturday, September 12, 2015
|Study - Tucked Away, pastel, 5x7 inches|
My September update
Monday, September 7, 2015
I was excited to paint a larger version of my Chicken Coop study and use a frame I had on hand but the first frame I pulled out of a box had a mat and glass in horizontal format instead of the vertical format of the small study. Well, an added challenge, that's okay.
When I begin a new painting, I almost always take step x step photos but then when the painting process gets exciting, I forget to stop and take photos so there are only three below. They will give you an idea of how I begin a pastel when I don't use an under painting. This painting was FUN, maybe because I was so fond of the little Chicken Coop study. This is a scene from our new, more rural neighborhood. I love it here.
|Chicken Coop, pastel, 11 x 15 inches|