Monday, March 28, 2011
5"x7" soft (chalk) pastel on stonehenge paper
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I have several more lace paintings coming up. Now that I'm back painting flowers, I feel even more anxious for late Spring. I love this time of year and summer (when these beauties are in bloom). To witness a flower's life cycle is so rewarding to me. It's still cold outside, but I've managed to play in the dirt already.....planted Spinach.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
11"x8" soft (chalk) pastel on wallis paper
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I took several photos of the lace growing in front of the Iron & Lace Store in Bentonsport, IA last summer. Betty Printy uses this flower in her signature pottery that is sold there. Shopping season this year begins April 18th and I will be minding the store 4 days a week this year during open season. (Monday thru Thursday)
I invite all that follow this blog to come and pay me a visit....enjoy the small community and what it has to offer. Iron & Lace is filled with creative One-of-a-kind Iron work, Pottery, Rag rugs and so much more. You can learn more about Bentonsport at http://villagesofvanburen.com/
Saturday, March 26, 2011
16"x12" Oil on canvas board
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Price online - $285. (includes shipping and handling) / Hand delivered (within 75 mile radius of Pulaski, IA ) $250.
I plan to have this with me at my next pastel workshop scheduled for April 30th at Tassel Ridge Winery. http://www.tasselridge.com/ If I still have it in May......it can be seen and purchased at the "Spring Art Market" Art show May 22nd in Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA.
I'm having fun adding dimension to the oil paintings I do. "Layering" the surface gives the work added texture. Here, the outside raised surface is the actual frame. I'm including the frame as part of the actual composition in most of the oil paintings I'm doing these days.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Oil on stretched canvas.....24"x36"
This is the last of 3 paintings that are going to be used as back drop images for a children's music production being performed in Bloomfield, IA April 3rd. I know one thing.....it's a challenge for me to not think of sweets (stating again, I'm a Chocoholic :( ) and wanting to run to the kitchen to eat while working on paintings that focus on food. So, I'll probably not be painting too many more compositions like this. Back to flowers, motorcycles, dishes, portraits.....much "safer" subject matter for me to focus on. BUT....gotta say....this was a Fun project!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Well......my hubby shook his head when he saw me painting this subject. Said I wouldn't be able to part with it since it's my favorite food group. It's actually 1 of 3 paintings I'm doing that will be "Visual Aids" for a local music production coming up next month. I'm hoping someone will want this hanging in their home. I hate the idea of painting over "Chocolate". But I will if I need the canvas.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
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This digital image comes close to replicating the original but, by far, doesn't show the blending of colors. The original is so much more vibrant (alive) I think, and each color makes a smooth transition to the next. I love working on the Wallis paper because I can layer so many pastels on top of each other allowing them to blend themselves(this is called "scumbling"). The paper is like fine sand paper so using this method saves the skin on my pinky finger(what I traditionally use to blend pastels).
Friday, March 4, 2011
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Colors here are very close to the original....just the digital camera doesn't capture the detail as well as I'd like. I'm still experimenting....learning how to best capture the likeness with the camera.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
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I found these dishes sitting like this in an antique store I was browsing through. What caught my eye was the "gentle touch".