Monday, December 5, 2016

Majestic Baldy-Frio River

We have gone to Garner State Park almost every year for over 10 years and I never get tired of painting this mountain above the river.  This is the scene we see from our campsite.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Evening Glow

I wanted to create a painting with a triad color scheme and since this blue violet is one of "my" colors, green and orange fell right into place as the additional two colors!  No matter how I resist being creative and spontaneous, sometimes having a plan can be very beneficial.  I am pleased with the results of this 15x18" pastel on sanded paper, enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Enchanted Path

I have been working with oil pastels recently and have really enjoyed the experience.  There is more of a "painting" feel to this medium unlike soft pastels.  I suppose it is because of the wax base that it seems to be oily.  Also a reminder to come to my gallery opening at Hyde Park on Duval this Monday Oct 3 from 5:00-7:00.  I have 32 pieces on display!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunset in oil pastel

I recently completed this large painting of a sunset which was inspired by Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle.  In reality the sunset actually occurred in New Mexico but the foreground was too distracting to be a part of the painting so I took artistic license and added the mesas in the foreground. I have been working with oil pastel to see how the medium performed on a larger piece than I normally paint in soft dry pastel.  I am expecting to complete the framing without the glazing necessary for dry pastel.  I photographed it on my patio under the dappled light of the huge oak in our yard.  I like the effect of the shadows.