Tag Archives: artist of the day

Bearly There – waiting to become ‘Real

Bearly There – waiting to be ‘Real’ 6×6, pastel, 16 January, 2019

This beauty sits against the wall in my studio everyday just waiting.

did the grid

 

The Fisherman, 6×6, pastel, 15 January, 2019

Pulled this guy off of pexels.com and used a grid. Using someone I didn’t know made this less precious to paint, and the grid definitely helped keep his features where they were supposed to be. I am not sure that if you knew him you would recognize him here, but good practice and I have more ready to go.

After I painted him, I drew him without a grid. I was pleased with this rendering.

Day 29, daily painting challenge

 

Pitcher with Glass, pastel, 6×6, 14 January, 2019

This is what happens after spending a day at MoMA! Looking at the world a little differently.

Feels good to be back at the easel! Some weeks are just going to be like that I guess!

Day 27, daily painting challenge

I’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks. I am grateful that Jim likes to cook, otherwise I may have starved!

Today I finished an abstract landscape, that we see a lot at camp. We are so far down in the ravine that, in places, when you look up you can’t see the sky. You see this glorious green glow from the leaves and deep, dark branches. I did a watercolor underpainting for this one. I am not convinced it was necessary, although it made the pastel painting portion very quick.

the canopy, 12×18, pastel, 5 January, 2019

 

I have been meaning to finish the last painting in a series for my daughter, and was able to get that done. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Roses for Rosie, 5×7, paste, 4 January, 2019

 

While my nose was running yesterday and my ears were clogged about all I could handle was a less than stellar landscape. I feel better today and on second look decided I really like the color combination and will use that again.

first snow, 5×7, pastel, 4 January 2019

 

I also got squirreled by zentangles, they are amazing aren’t they! I spent many evenings over the holidays working on these two. I love them and want to do more!

zentangle1, December 2018

zentangle 2, January 2019

Day 26, daily painting challenge

Was afraid I would get to paint today. Lesson to myself, even when I think I can’t I probably can!

Not my favorite, not a fruit kinda night, I guess!

Cocktail Hour, 6×6, pastel, day 26 daily painting challenge, 4 January, 2019