Thursday, September 10, 2015

Birch Grove

This little painting was done during the month of January when my husband and I rented a condo in Florida to escape the colder weather.  I took a minimum of pastel supplies with me, but enough to complete a couple of pieces.

Pastel 8" x 10"

Shaking Aspens

I  displayed this one at the Art Guild I belong to, as part of an "Artist of the Month" display.  During the reception, which was well attended, I sold two paintings and this was one of them.  My buyer says it makes her feel good every time she walks past it.

Pastel  8" x 10"


Low Tide

I have recently joined a Facebook page devoted to photographs specifically posted for artists to paint.  This one is by a wonderful photographer Keith Saint and depicts a beach in the north of England.

(size to be added later)

White Iris

This is done, with permission, from a photo taken by an artist friend of a beautiful Iris growing in her yard.

Pastel 16" x 20"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I am happy to report that this picture "Solitude" has sold.  I was on display at our local residential home, and a visitor there took a liking to it.

Pastel 11 x 14


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Off the Beaten Path

This is a painting that I did recently as the result of a challenge.  The challenge was to select the work of another artist who uses a palette of colors that is different to the colors that I would normally use, and then use those colors, but not copy the other image in any way.  This is the result, which is definitely different for me, but I quite like it.  

This particular painting is going to be donated to the hospice here in town, and will be raffled to raise funds for their very worthy cause.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

On Friday October 3rd I was fortunate to receive a 2nd place ribbon in the Pastel category at the Fall Awards Show at the Art Guild here.  The title of the painting is "Quiet Corner" and measures 11" x 14".

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Down to the Rocks

I don't do rocks very often and often find them tricky
to do, but this was fun and I love the way it turned out.
The hardest part was thinking of a punchy title for it, which I failed at.  This was from a photograph taken by someone other than me, and is a small waterfall in Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Pastel 16 x 20

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Evening at the Lake

This one has been sitting around waiting for a frame for a couple of weeks,  I don't remember where I got the photo, but I loved the composition.

Pastel 12 x 16

Summer's around the corner

After the rough winter we've had I felt the urge to paint something to remind me of the summer that is still to come.  This one came off my easel yesterday.

Pastel 11 x 14 on Fisher 400 paper


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