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Friday, February 27, 2009

Poppies in the field

This is my answer to the flowers in the wind painting from last week. I was hoping to incooperate some background to a closeup of flowers. 8x10 pastel
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Daisys in the field

Another flower in grass painting, I'm on a roll! 10.5x13.5 pastel
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cherries in Sunlight

Here is the finish I think unless I notice something else later. Im happy with this one, its bright and cheery.
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flowers in the wind

After getting inspiration from Adriana Meiss' flowers, I thought I would get wild with a field of them. Flowers are coming along easier as I practice painting them. This is the 3rd one I have done if you don't count the little bitty ones on "the field of green" I did last. I used my light blue tint panpastel on the sky after I did my intial wet underpainting. I'm still unsure of them.

This is a great photo from the ref lib on wetcanvas. It's a 10.5x13.5, but not sure if I should crop it.
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Friday, February 20, 2009


This is a painting from a photo my mom took on her trip to Europe...driving by on a bus. It had a wooden fence in the forground but it fought with the composition so i wipped it out. Mom took alot of photos, so I'll probably be painting some more of her trip.
pastel 8x10
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

man of the cloth

this is a challange portrait from, so i had a go at it. Its 13.5x10.5 pastel on colorfix primed watercolor paper.
I'm reasonably happy with it, it appears to look like the subject.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zinnias in a Vase

Finished i think, i like the blue/green background with hints of purple showing through.
8x10" Pastel
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Zinnias in a Vase WIP

Posted by Picasa Here is my 2nd stage pulling colors that are local. I see that I need to fix up the base of the vase. I'm liking it at this stage.

Zinnias in a vase WIP

Went for Flowers this time...I have never felt comfortable with them before. But it is a beautiful setup. This is my underpainting.
8x10" wet pastel underpainting on colorfix primer.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cherries in sunlight WIP

Alittle more cleaned up, bringing greens into the background window. I like the glowing light on it, hope to keep that going!
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cherries in sunlight WIP

Cherries in sunlight reminds of the summer......
I am on a roll with still life subjects...namely fruit :) and in bowls :)
This is an underpainting of Rembrandts and painting with water to allow for more layer of dry pastel later on. Messy looking isn't it?
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Apples in a Blue Bowl

This is a follow up to "pears in a bowl" painting. This is painted from a still life on my desk. 8x10
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Rockport Harbor

Here is the finish to this piece. I generally straightened up some lines and darkened up a few areas.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Rockport Harbor WIP

Here is an update to my WIP Rockport Harbor. I have deepended shadows and started to create some depth into it. The left side of the barn got fixed up as soon as i saw the photo ...leaning a bit too much! I added the masts to the boats and will sit on it a little more tonight

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

3 pears in a Bowl

10.5x9 Pastel
This is part of a Pastel you think the 3 pears are shocked the 4th is just standing there?
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rainy Night 42nd Street

This was done as part of a lesson with a young art friend. To teach her how to use underpaintings of wet pastel and then dry pastel as the finish.
8.5x10.5 on colorfix primed watercolor paper
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