Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Pretty in Pink Paperweights"

This is the 2nd in my current paperweight series. Trying to capture the detail of the paperweights as well as the glass proved to be quite a challenge for me. I had to push myself to keep at it. My eyes rebelled! There is a lot to be said for photo-realistic paintings, but I think I will do something a bit more stylized next. Something with a 1" brush!

Oil on masonite 8" x 8"
Framed $375

Comments are appreciated.

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Signs of Spring"

This is a scene from Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, AL. It was late March and the azaleas were not quite in bloom yet. This made me focus on other flowers that I would have otherwise overlook. This pastel is currently hanging in the Huntsville Museum of Art as part of the museum "Rhapsody in Blue" Art Gala and Auction.

Pastel on pastel paper 19" x 25"
Framed       $1750

Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"Autumn Brilliance"

I decided to dust off my pastels before I forget how to use them. This little piece was painted on one of my favorite surfaces - velour mat board. I liked pushing the colors to their limits - I've so many delicious colors that it is a shame not to use them all. I want the viewer to be aware that this is a painting and not a photograph. I love the energy of the colors.

Pastel on velour mat board    8" x  10"
Framed    $495

Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Australian Paperweight"

This paperweight is one of many in my collection, but I think it is my favorite. I brought it home from a trip to Australia. The paperweight seemed to capture the intense colors of a country with practically no air pollution! It is like seeing with new eyes. The challenge of this painting was to see if I could capture the shiny, reflective surface of the glass.

Oil on masonite 8" x 8"
Framed   $375

Comments are appreciated.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Harvest Time"

Autumn brings warm, golden colors to the vineyards. I painted this pastel on velour mat board and it gave the image a pleasing soft texture.

Pastel on velour mat board     5" x 7"
Framed     SOLD