Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

A scene from a little stream bed close to home. Painting trees are a real challenge for me. So much green! I love all the textures though.

Oil on linen - Gallery wrap canvas        10" x 10"
Unframed      $495

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scenes from China

"Girl with Baskets"
oil on linen       8" x 10"
Framed    $495

"Guilin Canal Boats"
pastel on paper     11.5" x 15.5"

We recently got home from a 2 week trip to China and I am now recovered from jet lag. I will be  recording scenes from our trip in oil and pastel. We toured 5 cities, Shanghai, Guilin, Zhouzhuang, Yangshou and Beijing. I have over 2000 photos to sort through. We covered a lot of territory and I didn't want to overlook anything that might be paintable. This was a trip of a lifetime. Lots more paintings to come.

"Little Beijing Shop"     7" x 9" on watercolor paper

Inspired by my fellow artists in China, I decided to try pen & ink with watercolor, which I haven't done  in a LOOONG time. Nice break from oils and pastels.