Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Handmade & Home Grown

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11.5"x8" soft pastel on sanded paper.
This painting was started last fall with an art student of mine. She put together this still life from things around her home. Working on these tomotoes has made me anxious to have my own, fresh from the garden, ready and waiting to be sliced. Of course, that will be several months from now. Meanwhile, I'll have to settle for store bought!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Three Red/Three Green +

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8"x11.5" soft pastel on sanded paper

Can't believe it's been so long since my last post. This still life was the second of many set ups in a series of pastel lessons I've been holding in Ottumwa, IA. The original painting has more colors in the fruit. The camera only picks up the dominate ones. I'll have this piece framed and on display at up coming shows in May. First showing at the Keokuk Art Center May 2nd thru 7th. Then Tassel Ridge Winery, (between Oskaloosa & Pella, IA) May 8th. If interested in purchase, contact me and put title of work in subject line. ("Three Red/Three Green+")