April 29, 2009
This painting is available through the Garden Gallery in Half Moon Bay, California.
April 25, 2009
This pastel has been submitted to be juried for the upcoming annual "Pastels USA" show hosted by The Pastel Society Of the West Coast. This years exhibit will be held at the Triton Museum in San Jose California.
April 21, 2009
I have many favorite locations that I like to stop during my travels and this is one of them along hwy 395 in eastern California. This piece was a previous demo for my pastel class. This is actually the second of three paintings done of this location during the morning. Next will be to complete a larger piece with afternoon or evening light. The trick is to catch it when there is no breeze and the water is calm in the afternoon.
This piece is available through Judith Hale Fine Art, Los Olivos, California.
April 10, 2009
April 9, 2009
April 8, 2009
In college I was a drawing major. I wanted to learn how to paint and use color in my work but did not enjoy oil painting at the time. I tried pastels because they were less intimidating for me and they felt more like a drawing medium, something I was used to. Soon, with lots of practice, I began to discover their unlimited potential and the rest is history.
This painting was part of my recent exhibit held on March 28th. It was painted during my pastel class as a demonstration. My 8 week pastel class is held on Thursday mornings from 9am 12noon at the M.B. Creative Arts center. If you have thought about painting and did not know where to begin or if you have wanted to return after a long absence, this class may be helpful. It is intended to be informative, relaxing and fun although my strange sense of humor gets in the way at times. A new session will begin on April 16th. Please contact me if you have any questions and are thinking of joining. All are welcome.