Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 20, 21 and 22 for 30 paintings in 30 days

9" x 12" Pastel

18" x 24" Pastel

9" x 12" Pastel

I am 3 days behind again! So I thought I would post these works that are in my current exhibit at Very Ventura Gift Shop and Gallery.  I am exhibiting with my friend Shannon Celia who is showing her beautiful abstracts and local beach scenes. Our exhibit is called " Sea to Skyscapes" and we will be there also during the Ventura Artwalk on October 7 and 8.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 19 of 30 paintings in 30 days

6 x 8" pastel

Had fun with this today, going out of my comfort zone once again. I might go out of my comfort zone even further and try painting this much bigger and in oil.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 18 of 30 paintings in 30 days

6 x 6" pastel


Very happy to get day 18 done, now what I should do is back in my studio and get day 19 started! This was done on Uart paper and It is 240 grit, I usually always use 400 grit but this was sent to me by accident and I decided to keep it and try it out. I think I still prefer my 400 grit but this wasn't too bad, just a little more effort to cover the paper. I might try this subject on a larger paper piece of the 240 grit and see how I like it.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Days 15, 16 and 17 for 30 paintings in 30 days

Day 15 - Pastel

Day 16 - Pastel

Day 17 - Pastel

I decided to do 3 small abstract, 6 x 6" and try to keep each one under 15 minutes. This was totally out of my comfort zone and so different for those who know my usual style of work. It was actually freeing and fun and I might just continue to explore abstracts.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Day 13 of the 30 in 30 challenge

6" x 6" pastel

Inspired by a hillside behind Ventura City Hall near where I live. I have always been tempted to paint this hillside and now I think I am going to have to paint a bigger version!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Day 12 - Fresh off the Easel

6" x 6" pastel

I'm caught up again! Just finished day 12, which is a small study of a larger work I want to paint. Now I can get back in the studio and actually get tomorrows done!

Monday, September 11, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 days - Day 10 and 11

"Blushing Sky" 14" x 18" Pastel

 "Radiance" 9" x 12" Pastel

I am running behind again, but I feel like I need to post something! So am posting two more paintings that will be in my show at Very Ventura Gift Shop and Gallery in Ventura this Saturday, September 16, from 6-8.
Now to get day 12 done!