Saturday, September 17, 2016


"Lost River"


This one is Day #11 of the 30/30 Challenge.
Soft pastel on 6 x 6 inch Rives BFK. 
Love the textures and how the 
river leads you into the distance. 



"Native Dancer"

SOLD

Soft pastel on 6 x 6 inch Rives BFK
This one was such a joy to paint for some reason -
maybe the colors, which I love.
It reminds me of the feathers and bells
fastened around the ankles of Native American dancers.
I thought the titles were going to be a big problem,
but in most cases they come to me out of the blue
as I finish a work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Feathering"


Day #7 of the 30/30 Challenge - ink, pastel ground, soft
pastel on 6 x 6 inch Rives BFK.
Love how the red under-painting adds texture. 
I'm really enjoying this exercise in abstraction,
though they don't always work out as 
well as this one.

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Flirting"


Day #6 of the 30/30 Challenge - inks, pastel ground, 
soft pastel on 6 x 6 inch Rives BFK.
You'll notice I've skipped a couple of days - that's because I only feel 
I've been successful about 50% of the time.
The red flecks peek coyly out from the 
green - naming it was easy!


30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Nesting"

Day #3 of the 30/30 Challenge - inks, pastel ground and soft pastel on 
6 x 6 inch Rives BFK.
This one just came together for me - so easy! Wish they 
could all do that. The shape has a protected feel, 
thus the title.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Vroom!"


Day #1 - 6 x 6 inch pastel on Rives BFK. 
I've decided to do abstracts for this challenge, a genre I have absolutely no 
experience with, so we'll see what happens. The diagonal lines 
show great energy and made me think of
 a motorcycle's roar.