Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I think this is done now. I worked on lights and shadows, moved the person with the dog and made them a bit bigger. I'm always open for comments and critiques and nothing is really finished until it's signed and framed.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I worked on this yesterday. It's not finished and I'm hoping others' eyes will see the little things that still need doing. It's pastel, 14 x 20", more or less. I know the figure is too small, if you can see it at all.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nova Scotia

We went to Nova Scotia twice to paint, years ago. I took a gazillion photos and every now and then one inspires me to paint. Or pastel, as the case may be. In Blue Rocks there were a wide variety of these fishing shacks with their reflections. This is pastel on a 7" x 10" scrap of Wallis paper. I find it harder to use pastels on such a small size; it's hard to aim them to exactly the right spot.

Obviously it's been a while since I posted. The top of these three is the finished version of my abstract already posted. Then come versions 2 and 3 from a photo of a barn in Birchrunville, PA, where I used to live. I guess I didn't take a photo of version 1 which is fine; I got better as I practiced. The barns are pastel with the lavender the underpainting done with liquid watercolors.