Started out being a painting for a friend and found out that it would make some lovely prints that could be personalized. Contact me and I can add the Bride and Grooms name as well as their marriage date in the reflector pool.
The star of the painting is the lion from the San Diego Safari Park where I attend with my daughter and her two children. He was in a posing mood so I got some great shots. When I added the lazy river in the back is when I felt it was finally finished and helped support the peaceful feeling this painting portrays. Soft Pastels on 16 x 20 mixed media board.
I have always loved florals, Gods creations are always astounding to me and the photo reference of this painting grabbed my attention and I wanted to experience painting of this beautiful peonie. (Photo reference from Paint My Photo)
Soft pastels on 8 x 10 Pastelmat.
While on an art tour last summer I had to stop and take a picture of this truck that was being restored. They had only added a couple of new chrome wheels in the back which I did not include, but I enjoy painting old trucks and this one was fun. I used pastel pencils for the truck to help get finer details and soft pastels for the florals and greenery.
5x7 on Pastelmat
My husband has these tiny scriptures that he reads from daily and I thought they would be a good subject for an art challenge. I liked the "S" composition from the photo reference.
Art is so enjoyable and pastels make it even more fun! I am always looking for a great photo to work from and when I saw a photo on Paint my Photo by Teresa Houston I thought it would be a great Fall painting.