Monday, April 25, 2011

Pastel Portrait

Pastels have long been luring me. I have had all the supplies needed to delve into them for years and, for as many years, they have seemingly been mocking me from their boxes. Well, I feel I have silenced their mocking once and for all. Not that I don't have much more to learn about this medium but, I am no longer intimidated by them! (A personal triumph-woo hoo!)
This is a portrait of my husband, wearing the cap he wore when we lived in Poland. I love the way he looks in it and the memories it evokes-the memories of being "home". But that's a tale for another time and place.

6"x 8", pastel

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two from Life Drawing Class

I feel I am finally starting to get it and it's only taken 42 class hours! Not that I am really a slow learner. It's just that I can try so hard that it creates a mental block sometimes. The good thing is, once I break through, I usually start making great strides so, I am encouraged.

Here are two, the last two , from last week's class.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mountain Memories

Mountain Memories is my response to the second of Carol Marine's German Landscape Challenge. I am very fond of this one and would like to visit there one day.
7" x 5", oil on linen

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yella Umbrella

The Texas Paint Slingers were invited to paint at Cactus Jack's during Gruene Market Days in March. There were many wonderful vignettes to paint but the yellow umbrella won out. Here is my painting from the day Table for Two. 6"x8", oil on linen SOLD