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Friday, August 7, 2015

Another Encaustic

"In a Tizzy"   Encaustic

I absolutely love creating images with melted wax!  There is something magical about watching an image emerge from the chaos.  This is a very small image, about 2" x 3" and it was a bit challenging to work that small, but I think it was worth the effort.  I consider any image I create to be worth it if I have fun with the process, learn something, and am reasonably happy with the outcome. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

New River Gorge

"New River Gorge, West Virginia"   8" x 10"   Pan Pastel
I painted this scene in watercolor several years ago, and decided to try it again, this time in pastel.  I felt the image of fog rolling in over the river would lend itself nicely to soft pastel.  I'm not sure if it's finished, time will tell.  What I do know is that I really like working with the Pan Pastels.  It has taken a while for me to really get the feel for how to apply them effectively, and I'm still experimenting. They create such a lovely soft effect! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Finally Finished...

"Pinks"   8" x 10"  Pan Pastel




"Happy Dance"  9" x 12"  Pan Pastel
In my previous post, I displayed these paintings, in process, and indicated that I would be taking them to our critique group for comments and suggestions.  The keen eyes of our members were able to quickly point out the error of my ways. I am happy with the final (I think) outcome of these playful images that help remind me that spring is, indeed, on its way.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Time to start thinking about flowers!

"Happy Dance"  Pastel

"Pinks"  Pastel

Two pastel paintings that I recently began in our Wednesday painting group.  Pan Pastels were used for both of these pieces, which creates a very soft velvety image.  I have gone in with pastel pencil to sharpen a few areas.  These will be going to our critique group tomorrow morning.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Acrylic adventure

A couple of weeks ago, we had some fun with acrylics at our local painting group.  Everyone was asked to design a painting based solely on emotion.  Nothing representational allowed.  This is the painting, as yet unnamed, that I created.  It was an interesting, challenging, and exhilarating experience!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Brand New Year!

"Somewhere Beyond"  Pastel
This pastel painting is of an imaginary place, but one that is reminiscent of places that I have visited and of which I have fond memories.  I love the out of doors, the majesty of nature, and the feeling of exhilaration such a place bestows.  This is where I long to spend some time in 2015!