Monday, August 31, 2009

Downtown after dinner

It was a great Saturday night at the Downtown After Dinner program. Lots of people out. The weather could not have been nicer. Cool and a little breeze. Jeff Spicer and I painted at the gazebo until around 9:30 pm. We had 3 young adults playing violins in the gazebo while we painted. It was very nice.

I really need to get busy this week. I have two shows to put my work in. One is the Easter Seals juried show...thinking about putting in "I Be Drivin'" and "Up I Go". Pictures below.

The Yeiser Art Center is having a "Members Only" show and I am planning on putting one of my Bird of Paradises in that show. Picture is below.

So I am off to work on another portrait piece today.

Lily finished...

Color is a little off but this one is done. A real keepsake because it is probably the longest she has stayed still!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lily a Work in Progress

Title definitely fits the painting and the child! = )
Getting Lily to stop moving was quite a feat. The idea of her taking my picture as I took her picture worked! one over on you sweet child.

Tweeked a bit more...

There is more red/orange in the field. Doesn't show up in this photo.
This will be a gift for a friend when framed.


Only 2 places left so if you are intersted better email ASAP.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This is my finished piece from Paula Ford's Workshop last Saturday. 11x14 pastel on Ampersand Board. This was a great class.
This piece is of my grandgirl Samantha. I captured the photo of her while she was watching the waves at the riverfront after a day of taking photos together. 9x12 pastel on suede mat board.

Monday, August 3, 2009

2 New Paintings and Paula Ford Workshop

Here are the latest paintings I have finished. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed painting them. Kids are such wonderful subjects to paint.

Saturday Aug 1st I was fortunate to be part of a workshop by Paula Ford. Paula is a wonderful landscape artist. The class was full of information for both the beginner and advanced pastel artist. As soon as I put the finishing touches to my landscape I will post it.


" Up I Go"
9 x 12 pastel
on suede mat board