Saturday, November 15, 2008

9 x 12 inch acrtylic "Mom"

I have been working on this for a while and am nearly finished. It will be for Dad for Xmas. I probably will play with the hair some more but I think I will leave the face alone. I am not sure this is a good likeness but the photo I had was terrible. Mom hardly ever smiled in photos.

Friday, November 7, 2008

8 x 10 inch pastel "Mason Jar"

Since it is a rainy, dark day here on Vancouver Island, I thought I would do another small painting. This is done on Wallis professional pastel paper, the first time I have used this (and I like it) with a variety of soft pastels. This one was done suprisingly fast for me - about 2 1 /2 hours. I have another picture of a mason jar that I want to do to make a pair for the kitchen.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

11 x 12 inch pastel "Bowl of Cherries

I just finished this painting after a few hours of enjoyable painting. It is done on suede matboard with a variety of soft pastels. I just received my new order of pastels from Terry Ludwig Pastels and am loving the reds and oranges that I got. Just what I needed! I can't wait to get started on a couple of ideas I have for paintings! Stay tuned.