Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Congress Park Saratoga Springs Pastel 12x16...

Congress Park is a great Oasis in the city of Saratoga Springs, NY...I have painted quite a few paintings  
of that area ..this painting , just off the easel looks out on the water area that winds its way through the park and tucked in here and there in the background, you can see indications of the city brick buildings that guard the park. 
Here is the painting framed and below Unframed close up...for sale..send an email for prices.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

What's On The Easel?

Wiawaka is a holiday house for women. It has lake front property on Lake GeorgeNew York. It is one of the few remaining fully operational vacation/retreat centers which arose out of the women’s rights movement in the early part of the twentieth century. Founded in 1903 by Mary Wiltsie Fuller, Wiawaka provided “affordable vacations” for mainly immigrant female textile workers from Troy and Cohoes, New York, who lacked the economic means to find respite anywhere else.
This painting may be part of a series of paintings from that lake front property on Lake George where Georgia O'Keefe once painted. The painting is of the boathouse taken from a boat trip past the property. 
'Wiawaka' a 9x12 pastel on sanded paper

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It Snowed!

I have been fussing over this painting for a while...just didn't like it and never felt it was finished so I decided ...What if it snowed? So I grabbed my favorite snow color pastels and changed this fall farm scene to an early snow scene...what do you think?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Waterlouge. AP Great for looking at a photo for a preliminary painting


I am planning a painting of my granddaughter running ..I downloaded her photo to Waterlogue AP 
This is a great free AP for looking at shapes and values because the photo becomes less defined allowing the artist to see this before planning the actual painting composition. It simplifys the photo.
Below is the photo in Waterlogue and the shapes can be seen more easily than in the original photo.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Creation of a Pastel Painting

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This digitally framed pastel of Lime Kiln Lighthouse is a 9x 12 on Uart done as prep for a large acrylic
canvas painting commission. The pastel is my "thumbnail" for the larger painting.
I wanted to work out color and composition for this and this little pastel helped me with my plan for the larger acrylic painting.