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
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|