Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who made our 2014 a huge success. We are starting the new year off with a new show called "For the Love of Art". The show will run until the end of Feb. We are Celebrating with a reception Friday, January 23. Come by and have a glass of wine and see what all 30+ artists have been up to.
Recently I bought an oil painting by John Lasater and I thought I would use it as inspiration do one of my pastels. Here is my interpretation of his beautiful plein air piece from Augusta MO. This is "Lavender Sunset ", 6"x6".
I have been having fun painting fog recently. While in Arkansas I came across this beautiful scene with the sun coming through the fog. While photographing the light these cows emerged out the mist.
January is here and it is time for "30 paintings in 30 days". I have signed up for Leslie Saeta's challenge along with almost 1000 other artists around the world. Here is a link to her blog posts. http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com
This little painting is similar to one that I did last year in Door County. "Waiting for a Windy Day" is 8"x6". I plan on going to Door County again so I need to practice my boats!
30 in 30 is a painting challenge. Artists strive to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. My first attempt was last January 2014. Because of a bout with the flu I ended up with 24 paintings that were each 5.25" square.
I am planning on doing it again next month. January 2015. I am still deciding what I am going to paint for these 30 paintings. So many options!?
Here is my newest painting. It is 11x14 and soft pastel on black pumice. I will have it at the Green Door art gallery this Saturday December, 13 2014. Just in time for the big Webster Cookie Walk.
Snow is so much fun to paint. This scene not only has snow but the early morning light. Every year I make my own holiday cards. This year I decided I need something wintery. Tis the season!