Saturday, October 29, 2011

Along a Field of Gold

Size: 22"x17"
Medium:  Soft (chalk)Pastel on Wallis sanded paper

Here's another pastel included in the "Along the Mormon Trail" series that will be on exhibit/sale at Burns Gallery & Tea Imporium, Bonaparte, IA Nov.5th-Dec.5th, 2011.  For information about this piece during the 319-592-3456.

  The inspiration here was a driveway just East of Lebanon, highway J40, Van Buren County.  All of J40 is considered a scenic byway in Southern Iowa and is part of  the trek the Mormon's took from Nauvoo, IL to Utah.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Looking Down River/ Bentonsport, IA

Size: 9.25" x 13.25"
Soft (chalk) Pastel on MiTentes Canson paper

I took the photo I used as reference just before the full affect of fall colors in the tree.  This view is from the campsite in Bentonsport, IA...looking SouthEast...the direction the Des Moines River flows to the Mississippi.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Storm coming from the West, on J40, IA

size:  13.5"x19.5"
Soft (chalk) Pastel on 100% rag paper.

Here's another landscape for the "Along the Mormon Trail" series that will be at Burns Gallery & Tea Imporium next month.  Busy trying to get frames finished to house the paintings.  Talk about multi-tasking.  My energy level is starting to drain.  S-l-o-w-i-n-g-     d--o--w--n!  Curling up on the couch with a good book with blanket and pillow sounds soooooooooooo inviting right now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Late Afternoon near Farmington, IA

Size: 13.5"x19.5"
Part of "Along the Morman Trail" series

I am to be the featured artist for the month of November  (Nov. 5th -Dec. 5th) at Burns Gallery & Tea Imporium in Bonaparte, IA.  For more information about the show, hours, 319-592-3660.

This will be one of the pastel paintings that will be on exhibit/for sale.  I'll be posting more soon.  All are landscapes....maybe a few figurative pieces.  I'm pumped!