Sunday, July 29, 2007

11 x 14 inch "Mother & Babe Mountain Goats"

I said I would do some bears, but this is what I came up with instead. It is done on suedeboard in soft pastel. Maybe next time will be the bears!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

11x14 inch soft pastel "Mother & Babe"

This painting is the first of a series I hope to do, all mother and babe animals. I think the next one will be a bear with cubs. Maybe I will start that one tomorrow. This one is done, again on suedeboard and is of course in soft pastel.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

11 x14 inch pastel "Sable Island Ponies"

I did this painting from a photo of the famous ponies that live on Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The story is a ship was wrecked off the coast of the island many years ago and the ponies swan to shore and have lived there ever since. This painting is done on suedeboard in soft pastel.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

5 x 7 inch pastel "End of the Inlet"

This little painting is done on sanded pastel paper which is a dream to paint on. I really prefer this paper to all when doing landscapes. It holds tons of pastel. I did this painting from a photo I took while on holiday in Narrow's Inlet a couple of weeks ago. I loved the serenity of the place.

11 x 14 inch. soft pastel "Lake Moraine"

This painting came from a photo that I took while on vacation in Alberta recently. Lake Moraine is breathtakingly beautiful and the lake is really a deep turquoise in color. This painting is done on sanded pastel paper. I enjoyed doing this one as I haven't done a landscape in some time.

Monday, July 9, 2007

5 x 7 inch soft pastel "Lilly Pads"

This little painting is done in soft pastel on colorfix paper. I tried to keep this one loose and quick. I really like very loose and impressionistic paintings. Quite different from the usual detailed animal paintings I have been doing lately.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

8 x 10 inch soft pastel "Sunburst"

This painting is done on black suedeboard in mostly soft pastel. I have tried to do something different from the detailed work I have been doing lately in my animal paintings. In this painting I have gone for a more painterly effect and kept it very simple. I love sunflowers and thought the bright colors played nicely against the black suedeboard.

8 x 10 inch pastel "Tiger Cub on Tree"

This one is done on dark blue suedeboard. It was very hard to get the right colors on this suedeboard. I think I will stick to the lighter colors from now on in. I am not altogether sure about the look of the tree stump. I really struggled with this one. I think I will try to do some more work on it after letting it sit for awhile. This sometimes helps.