Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Flowers and Cherries"

Pastel still life. Switching from oils is a bit of a stretch, but I love them both. Even though I have hundreds of pastel sticks, finding just the right color can be challenging. This forces me to be creative by applying the color in different ways to get the effect I want.

Pastel on pastelbord 24" x 18"
Framed  $1995

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Fairy Tale Dreams"

This pastel was recently accepted into the 2009 Southeastern Pastel Society Juried Exhibit in Athens, Georgia. This is truly a pastel painting and not a drawing. I sculpted the shapes of the fabric with the sides of the pastel sticks and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I've been away from pastels for a while, but have missed them. I've got several more pieces planned.

Pastel on pastelbord 18" x 24"
Framed $1750

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Monday, May 18, 2009

"Study in Yellow & Blue"

After painting something very detailed, I decided to have fun with my paints and paint something more loose and sketchy. I had fun globbing on the paint! It was a nice change from my previous painting.

Oil on wood panel 10" x 10"
Framed   SOLD

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

"New York City Red Hots"

Just finished! I normally don't post my paintings in a frame, but I was anxious to see how it would look. It is easier to tell if it is finished or not with a frame or mat. This scene is from a recent visit to NYC with some friends who were giving us a tour. I was intrigued by the colorful hot dog stands that seemed to be everywhere.

Oil on canvas 16" x 20"
Framed   $1495

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Old Country Church, Bethel, TN"

Plein air painting from recent workshop in central Tennessee west of Nashville. It was an overcast day, threatening to rain. Luckily we were able to paint under a covered pavillion.

Oil on canvas panel 9" x 12"
Framed   $675

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