Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hidden Cove

Hidden Cove
8"x 8", pastel
Click to Bid

My goodness, it has been a long time since I have posted here. No real excuse other than the most wonderful family vacation ever!!!! We were so blessed to be able to spend time in beautiful Maui. My sweet daughter-to-be and I explored one day and found this wonderful little cove, so beautiful and quiet. Tried to capture just a part of the beauty.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Texas Pastel Society Demo

Demo for TXPS
12 x 6, pastel

Last year I was asked to give a demo to the Texas Pastel Society, an honor to say the least. However, standing up in front of people attempting to paint is not my cup of tea. So I was able to hook them up with another artist to give the demo.......whew! BUT that did not deter them, so I gave in and subjected them to watching me cover a blank piece of pastel paper with pastel this past Saturday!

They were so gracious, kind, patient and any other adjective you can think of in that genre. I decided on skies as the subject matter and went out on a limb and decided that it would be a vertical presentation instead of the usual horizontal, or my favorite...square. 

I almost completed this painting during the session. I did not complete the foreground because it is a made up area. If you have taken photos of a sunset/sunrise, you know that the foregrounds are usually very dark, unrealistically dark. So I usually have to think about them for awhile to decide what I can put there that will look good.

So a special thanks to the Texas Pastel Society for the invitation and the opportunity get me out of my comfort zone!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gallerie at Gruene

After the Rain
6x6, pastel

A little late with the announcement but so excited to announce that I have joined the wonderful artists at Gallerie at Gruene, 1633 Hunter Road #A, New Braunfels, Texas! This group of artists are extraordinary in their talent and variety of art created. There are 3 2D artists, a sculptor, a potter and 2 jewelry artisans! 

The painting above is one of three paintings that have found a new home since joining this amazing group! I am thrilled and hope to see you there!

PS.  For the person that purchased this painting, please contact me! I would love to send you a heartfelt thank you! So sorry, they did not get your address for me to do so!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Glowing Evening

Glowing Evening
6" x 8", pastel

We have had some of the most exquisite sunsets lately.......hard pressed to do them justice, but I try! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Treasured Day

Treasured Day
11" x 14" w/mat, watercolor

This painting is so very special to me. It is of a dear friend and our last adventure before cancer stole her from us. She had called the day prior and suggested we  take a road trip to Castroville to photograph the poppies. Sounded like an excellent plan to me!

We spent the day visiting, enjoying the beauty and, of course, a delicious lunch. We discussed any and everything, she was so excited to have all the wonderful reference photos. Think she had a painting completed the following day!

This is my first painting of that trip last April, just completed. I have been hesitant to try to capture the beauty/emotion of that day. Didn't think I could do it justice, but I am pleased with the results.

Miss you sweet friend!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

I Spy

I Spy
6" x 6", pastel


So....... this is the same curious cat checking out my phone and as he did, I just snapped away. This was a fun painting to try.....liked the unusual perspective.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Up Close--2

Up Close--2
6"x 8", Pastel
Click to Buy

Such a good day, our youngest had a snowboarding accident Christmas eve, and received wonderful news today. This second CT scan showed that the damage is not as severe as the MRI had shown. Yippee, for him!! This means that the recovery will not be as long as originally thought. The Lord IS good, guess that should be with a capital G!

So to celebrate I thought I would post a painting that I have been working on a few days. This is my niece's cat. I just put my phone down to her level and began snapping photos. Curiosity got the best of her, and this up close and personal shot was the result!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hollyhocks in Pink

Hollyhocks in Pink
12" x 6", pastel

These gorgeous hollyhocks lived in Estes Park, Colorado. They were in a small garden just outside of a storefront...so beautiful.

Hoping that this New Year finds you well, with anticipation of good things to come. I am looking forward to good health/healing for my family and productive days in the studio for me.....God's richest blessings for you!