Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gentle Giants

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5"x7" soft pastel on Wallis paper
I like creating small landscapes.  Always want a barn somewhere too.  They stand out to me when I'm driving down the road.  Some I've seen over the years are no longer standing or their roofs have fallen in.  I have fond memories of  playing in the hay mound of these gentle giants.  My cousins and I would make Forts and tunnels with the square bailed hay.  I don't see many farmers using this form of bailing anymore.  The BIG round bales are a lot handier to move around these days.  Less manpower!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Springfield show

Was in Springfield, IL this past weekend at "Art Spectacular at the Carillon" Fine Art Show.  Had a wonderful weekend meeting art enthusiasts and fellow artists.  There were so many unique-creative styles of work in this show.  I'm glad I had the opportunity to participate. 

Next outdoor show I'll have artwork for sale  is in Fort Madison, IA this coming Sunday, Sept. 19th. 
T-Storms are in the forecast. Sure hope that changes.  It's definitely not fun setting up or tearing down in the rain.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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15.5"x11" Soft Pastel on Wallis paper
There's a lot of texture to this piece. I had the need to paint something RED......this has fuchsia, magenta, orange reds and deep reds all together. Definitely felt excited painting this work.
I'll have it for sale during this weekends show in Springfield, IL. I'll be participating at the "Art Spectacular at the Carillon in Washington Park. Last year was the first year I showed during this event. I was lucky to get juried in to be there again this year. If interested in this piece, send me an email. ginlammert@yahoo.com or phone 641.208.5968. It will be framed with white mat in black "Gallery style" frame sized 20"x16"

Friday, September 3, 2010

Almost Gone

4"x5" Soft Pastel on Wallis paper

I really like the Wallis paper for doing my small barn landscapes. I believe I've narrowed down what surface I will use for my landscape painting to Wallis paper and the printmaking paper for larger works and figurative paintings. I love both!
The advantage of the Wallis paper.......I don't have to spray it with fixative to hold the pastel in place. Because I like to layer my colors, I do still spray works created on the printmaking paper. This allows me to add more and more without muddying up the colors.
I will have this small painting for sale at this weekends show in Ottumwa, IA. Saturday, Sept. 4th. If interested in purchasing, ......contact me at ginlammert@yahoo.com or phone 641.208.5968