Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This is a beauty, "A Rose is a Rose"  Acrylic on 8"x 8" - 1 1/2" wrapped canvas, varnished and
ready to hang.  $45.00

Watercolor and Pen and Ink Painting.

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.  
5 x 7 - $15.00
8 x 10 - $20.00
11 x 14 - $25.00
Personalized - $2.00
plus shipping

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pink Rose

"Pink Rose"
8x10 Pastel Painting on Pastelmat

Daily Paintworks has weekly challenges and I decided to participate this week.  
I love florals and roses are one of my favorites to paint.   
Hope you enjoy it.
You can purchase many of my paintings and prints of my paintings by clicking on the Gallery links on the right.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Lamb and the Lion"
 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.
Soft pastels on 8 x10 Pastelmat.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

October and November Pastels

Ok so I am now spending lots of time at painting with pastels and continue to love the rich colors it can produce.  Let me know what you think of these new paintings.

"An Apple A Day"
5"x7" Pastel on Pastelmat
Photo reference from Don Berg on Paint my Photo

"Down by the River"
5" x 7" Pastels on Pastelmat
Photo Reference from Zac Ray on Paint My Photo

"Sharing my Plum"
5"x7" Pastel on Cardstock
Wanted to try more fruit in pastels and had this beautiful plum on hand.

"Orenco Station"
5"x 7" Pastel on Cardstock
Took this picture when I was visiting my daughter in Hillsboro and
just had to get a snapshot of the beautiful colors of Autumn.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lil Punkins

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.

Here is my rendition.  

"Lil Punkins"
Pastel on Pastelmat 7 1/8 x 9.5

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lovely Lilacs

"Lovely Lilacs" 
Created this piece for my sweet Sister in Law.  She wanted Lilacs for her bedroom.
Watercolor on 140lb Fabriano 
abt 11 x 14