Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Prairie Ghost 1

Seeing as these beauties are so quickly disappearing from our horizons I thought I would paint a couple of them.  They bring back memories of growing up on the farm.

Title: Prairie Ghost 1
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update From A Lazy Blogger

I have been lazy about blogging and painting over the holiday season; but am back at it again.
I have a couple of finished ones to post,so here they are, the newest ones first.

Title: Marsh
Soft pastels
Size: approx. 11 3/4 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale:

Title: Foggy Autumn Morning
Soft pastel
Size: approx. 11 3/4 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches.
For Sale:

Title: Winter Field
Soft pastel
Size: approx. 10 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Country Lane

New work finished today.

Title: Country Lane
Soft Pastels
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Retiring A Faithful Friend

This afternoon I sadly said goodbye to a constant companion of many years.  No matter what the hour was this friend was always there, ready to go to work with paint or pastel. It bore it scars bravely; but today I decided it was way past time to let this old friend retire gracefully into my rag pile. Yes, rag pile, as the old friend I am discussing is/was my trusty, old paint shirt.  It will continue on for a while cleaning my hands, then it will be a final farewell as it goes to the garbage bin.  Its replacement has a long way to go to live up to my old stand by.
Goodbye old friend.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

More 31 in 31 Photos

I keep forgetting to add the photos of what I have been playing around with for the 31 pastel paintings in 31 days.  Here are a few more.
I won't have 31 done in 31 as I took a few days off for a sore tooth and then a sore mouth after I had it extracted and a few other things got in the way of painting.  I have one started of some Mandarin Ducks that I probably won't get finished by the 31 st as I will be busy this weekend.  Oh well, it was a fun challenge and I enjoyed it.

 Monochrome - 3 values of blue

Colour Triad - dark value purple, mid
value green, light value peach

Monochrome Pink - 3 values of pink

Max the cat, I worked on this one for a couple of days.  Max is sold.


Daisy, this was actually a card that I did for my sister


This one was an experiment using different mediums to create a more textured paper to work on.  I later scrubbed it off and re did a different one on the same paper, as I didn't like it.

This is what I did on the above one after I scrubbed it off. This is sold.


Monday, October 3, 2016

I'm Back

I know I haven't blogged since June; but then I hadn't painted anything since June.  Some where along the way I lost my muse and my motivation and my art materials languished in their respective areas.
Last week I saw on a Pastel site that I follow that they were going to do a 31 in 31 challenge.  The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea.  I didn't sign up on the site; but I did sign up in my head.  I challenged myself not to finish 31 paintings in 31 days; but just to do some type of artwork everyday for 31 days and to loosen up my work.
So far, so good I have actually sat down and worked at something for the last few days.  These first 3 days I worked on 10 x 8 inch size; but I think I will downsize to 7 x 5 inches as the larger size is taking up too much of my day time wise.
So here are the first 3 days results. I wonder how the next 28 days will go.

Day 1:
Title: Fall is Here
Soft pastel on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches

Day 2:
Title: Sunset
Soft pastel on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches

Day 3:
Title: Solitude
Soft pastel on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches