Busy Time

June 17, 2017

Wow, I guess I have been really busy painting. I have a number of paintings to post, and some good news to mention too! A recent pastel I completed titled “Looking Toward Boca” earned me a First Place Ribbon in a Juried Art Show. It was thrilling to receive this honor. So now I will post my most recent works! So exciting!

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Here are my two latest pastel paintings. The one on the left is from Jekyll Island, GA. A painting of the trees with Spanish moss hanging from them. The painting on the right is from the island across from the Boca Grande causeway in FL.

img_0074This small pastel painting was just finished. It was supposed to be in an Everglades exhibit, but it wasn’t quite ready. So now here it is.
Last summer we kayaked through this water and into and through the Mangroves! It was a wonderful experience!

Sunlit Peters Lake

February 19, 2017

This is the second of this path done at Peters Lake in pastel. I just love the way the sunlight was hitting this spot. I keep trying to capture it better .img_0070

Arizona Cactus

February 15, 2017

IMG_0058.JPGSaw this cactus on a trail walk “the loop” in Sedona, Arizona this past year. Just loved the colors, shadows, and scenery. I wanted to paint this and decided to do a pastel with a watercolor under painting. I am pleased with how it turned out!

Completed Weekend Workshop

February 13, 2017

Just finished a very fun, but intense two day workshop with artist, Karen Margulis in Florida. She is a great teacher and super artist! We learned so much and now I have to put onto paper what I learned. Here are 3 of my pastels:

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Poppies!

Marsh

Southeast Marsh

Southwest

Southwest

PeoniesI am participating in a painting a day challenge with a pastel group for the month of October. So far I have done 7 pieces. Most of them are 6×9 inches or smaller. I will post some for you to see. I have been doing a lot of experimentations mostly with the papers I have been using. It’s a learning experience for sure.
This is day 7’s painting. Peonies, from my garden in Pennsylvania.