Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tin Roof - A Study

Tin Roof - A Study
6x8, pastel
This little guy is a study for a larger piece...at least, I think!   I'm going to stretch myself and participate in the Eagle Plein Air Festival in Eagle Idaho during the first week of June.  As someone who is not a landscape painter...and rarely a plein air painter...it should be a harrowing experience...at least I can say I'm preparing for it!  I love this scene not far from my home...this roof is so weathered it's purplish!  Yum!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Camille's Garden

Camille's Garden
6x8, soft pastel
I'm not sure this one is finished...but for now, I will let it rest.  This is an early morning scene of the garden at Camille Beckman's.  A peaceful place indeed!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Walking Path

The Walking Path
6x6, soft pastel

Time to practice on landscape...and the dreaded trees!  Someday I will either abandon trees altogether or make friends...not sure which one will win out.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Seabrook - A Drawing

Seabrook
10x8, graphite

With painting in pastels and occasionally in oils, I have little time for sketching...but this little guy was a commission I had promised...so voile!  It's done.   A feisty little guy.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring Thaw

Spring Thaw
9x9, soft pastel

The snow melted quickly once it started and the small pond behind our getaway melted within a couple days.  You can see in this scene that the morning sunlight was just creeping into view, warming the trees and beginning the thawing process.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Along The Shoreline

Along The Shoreline
20x16, soft pastel

It's always fun for me to see someone else's work-in-process so I thought I'd post a couple of the  WIPs of the latest, "Along The Shoreline".  I painted this scene before as a 12x9 but decided to go larger this time.  This piece is 20x16 and was just as fun to paint as the first one.  I hope you enjoy!








Monday, March 26, 2018

First Light

First Light
9x9 soft pastel

I'm on hiatus in Cascade, Idaho.  Sometimes with a new pup...you just have to get away for awhile to paint.  That was the case with this painting.   First Light is an inspirational little scene I found at dawn this morning just as the sun was coming up, touching the shoreline of our little pond.  I absolutely love the pathways through the trees and meandering ponds in this area and feel very blessed to have some quiet time alone to reflect, eat, and paint.  I took a lot of photo references today and nearly froze my fingers off but the excursion at dawn was well worth it.  I hope you like it.