Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grass Mosaic

7 x 7 pastel on paper

Small study for a larger one I am beginning. The colors on the larger may change a little.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Birches

8 x 10 pastel on paper (unframed size)

This reminded me of stained glass when I was finished. I like the result and will probably do more, this was a quickie, sort of an experiment. Another of those carefree ones that I end up liking!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Monhegan Sky

7 x 7 Pastel on paper
Matted and framed 12 x 12

Study for a larger landscape I am hoping to do soon. I love the colors from this scene.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Magnolia Sky

Pastel 11 x 14 unframed size

This was a fun one to do, I love the pinks and blue sky. I even took a bud from the tree and put it next to me as I painted. I fear for these blooms though, we had early warm weather prompting growth, and now the forecast is for cold. I am done with cold, and so are the flowers!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mangrove Tangle 1 & 2

Pastel on paper 9 x 12

Pastel on paper 8 x 8

These are 2 studies I did of the Mangrove roots. I took photos kayaking one day, going in and out of the little passageways was so much fun, it feels so otherworldly and jungle like. They are interesting plants, I will continue to work some more on these. I think I was happier with less root showing, but got a little carried away. Simpler might be better in this case.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mangrove Tree

9 x 9 Pastel (unframed size)

This is similar to the oil painting I did, but I wanted to try a pastel. I am in love with the Mangroves and the colors, there will be more paintings of these for sure.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tropical Fireworks

Pastel on paper 10 1/2 x 15 (unframed)

Well, it's been a long time since I posted here. It has taken me a while to readjust after being gone for a month. I really had to catch up on daily things, but a funny thing happened, and I started to reevaluate my art and blog. While being away and not scrambling to produce and post, I decided I would rather take more time to think about what I am aiming for. I think I was caught up too much in making deadlines that didn't exist. So it's all about questioning my motive and goals, and for the time being, I am not going to try to produce in abundance. I feel my quality and direction was suffering. It's all a learning experience, and right now it feels good to slow down a bit, ( I may appear too slow, but I am working). I am still a blogger, but am a little scared to say it out loud, but I am not a Daily Painter. I feel shunned already, not really, I know a lot of people aren't either, but I am entering a new time.......... we will see where it leads!! Happy spring to all!!