Friday, May 28, 2010

8 x 8 Oil on canvas board

Another in my fruit and polka dot series! Fun to use a color I never use.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All in a Row

8 x 8 Oil on masonite

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fresh Bunch

10 x 12 Oil on raymar canvas board

This is an oil I just posted on my "Oil Blog", but thought I would post it here too, as an experiment. The problem with having 2 blogs, and having one come later, is the #2 (oil) doesn't get as much attention. I still feel I need 2, since my pastel and oils seem to be so different. So, let me know if anyone has a better idea, or is mixing them up a good thing? I tend to think it is better to keep styles separate.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Portrait of an Artist 1 & 2

Pastel #1 8 x 10
Pastel # 2 8 x 10

Two more studies of figures. Challenging to get some detail but not too much. I like doing these exercises. I am entering this in a painter's challenge. Let me know your choice!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dog Walk

9 x 9 Pastel on paper, matted and framed to 12 x 12

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Billie Studies 1, 2 & 3

Quick Study #1 - 4 x 7

Study # 2 - 8 x 10

Study # 3 - 10 x 7

These are works in pastel. I wanted to do loose figures with loose strokes like everyone always talks about with oils. It was fun and a good learning experience. I like the results, of course the real practice that I really didn't care about, # 1, is the one I like best. No pressure, always works! Can you tell she is on rocks? Tell me what you think!!
As always, I will mat and frame pastels for sales.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Frozen Marsh

8 x10 Pastel on paper

This is a little off season to be posting a wintery scene, especially when everyone is celebrating spring! However, I had been wanting to paint this for a while, and experimented with colors a little. I liked the scene and the frozen marsh, we get to skate thru the reeds here in the winter.

Bryce in Fog

11 x 14 Pastel framed 16 x 20

This is from a trip from a few years ago, finally getting to paint it.