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.


























Cherry



















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



















Poppy





















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.


















Coneflowers.





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




Friday, June 3, 2016

Water Lily 1

I felt like getting away from the animals and landscapes for a change and decided to do a Water Lily.  Thanks to Kay Davis on the Photos for Artists FB page, for use of her photo for a reference.

Title: Water Lily 1
Soft Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper
Size: 12 x 9 inches
For Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Elephant

A friend of mine loves Elephants and as her birthday was coming I thought I would do one for her in pastel.
Hope that she liked it.

Title: Elephant
Soft pastel on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches













Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Couple More Pastels

I am still playing around with my pastels, I have been busy and the pastels are an easy medium to work with when you just have bits and pieces of time to play.
I do have an oil on the go also; but it is just in the beginning stages.
I have another pastel done; but cannot post it at the moment as it is a gift for someone, so will post it later.

A big thank you to Andy Goodson for giving me permission to use his photo for reference for the painting of Little Swan Valley.

Title: Little Swan Valley
Soft pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches,mounted on foam board, unframed
For Sale




















Untitled
Soft pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches,mounted on foam board, unframed
For Sale





















That's it for today, have a lovely Sunday. I hope it is a nicer day weather wise where ever you are.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Art Show And Sale

I attended an art show and sale in a neighbouring town this weekend.  It was a very well organised event with lots of great artists showing their work.  A good experience.
I took a few general photos.




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

What Have I Been Doing?

Lately I have had the urge to play around with my pastels more, so have been doing a few smaller ones.  Here they are:

1: Untitled
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches, oval mat
Sold





















2: Untitled
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale




















3: Spring Time
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale




















4: Echoes Of The Past
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale




















5: Still Winter
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 8 x 10, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale

























6: Untitled
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 6 x 4, matted to 10 x 8 inches
For Sale