Sunday, July 19, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
|"Tangled Dreams" 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas|
This is what was on my easel today or I should say on the floor! It was way too big for my little aluminum easel, so I threw a tarp on the floor and painted it. I have to say it was good exercise getting up and down as I painted.
I seem to be going more and more in the direction of bigger pieces that are leaning toward a more abstracted look. It seems like I can throw myself into the process more and unleash more creativity the bigger I paint.
I look forward to seeing what will transpire the next time I am in my studio!
Monday, July 6, 2015
|"Days Finale" - 8" x 8" Pastel on Paper|
I am so happy at how more organized my flat files are now! Here is a view of one of my drawers with my small pastel paintings that are in my Etsy shop.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
|Blue Skies, 5" x 7" Pastel on Paper|
Painted this little pastel at home yesterday instead of going to my studio. It was the 4th of July and I was just enjoying a lazy day at home with my family. I set up a little work station in the corner of my living room, it was in front of the computer which made it perfect to bring up the reference photo on the computer screen. It was actually a pretty nice set up and I enjoyed painting while my husband watched a documentary on the television. We had a great BBQ with my daughter later that day and then sat out on our front porch and watched the fireworks.
Friday, July 3, 2015
8" x 10" Pastel on Paper
This pastel was inspired by a walk I took at the Carpenteria Bluffs one day. It is a beautiful wild park that looks over the ocean, a favorite for people to walk. There is also a seal sanctuary that you can see the seals sunbathing on the beach.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
|8" x 10" Pastel on Paper|
I worked for a couple of hours yesterday on a pastel that just didn't come together. I didn't want to give up and wanted to end the day with a finished piece. So I admited defeat and started another pastel on an 8"x 10" piece of LaCarte pastel paper. I wanted to do something fun and happy after struggling so long with the other piece. So I ended the day with this sweet little pastel of flowers in a vase.
I will be back at the studio again today and am always excited about what I will come up with next!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Having fun with painting flowers in pastel lately. I love vibrant, rich colors and flowers are the perfect subject to use them.
I have not thought of myself as a daily painter but basically I do paint every day! I go into my studio and start painting and usually can finish a small to medium piece in one day. So.....I am going to jump into the daily painter blogging routine.
I may have to skip a day once in a while because life happens and other things take priority but as a rule I will be painting and posting every day!
So I will meet you here tomorrow!
|Compliment of the Day - 8" x 10" Pastel on Paper|
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I love the complimentary colors of orange and blue! That is what I used with this landscape, the brilliant orange flowers pop against the background of the blue mountains and sky.
I have been concentrating on my pastels this week doing several small pieces, I have actually painted several flowers in pastel and decided to do this landscape as a change of pace.
If you are interested in any of my artwork you see on my blog, it is usually always available to buy in my Etsy shop, so go on over and browse if you would like.