Monday, May 27, 2019

What’s On The Easel?

Working on this 5x7 landscape on 400 Uart paper. Love the angles and the colors . It’s not finished, I’m still thinking about some deeper colors in purples and blue in the foreground . Maybe some Terry “Eggplant” ❤️




Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sandi Graham Pastels: Rescue Painting Finished.

Sandi Graham Pastels: Rescue Painting Finished.: I think I’m finished with this rescue and I’m naming it! Usually I keep it out somewhere so I can revisit before signing. Framing will come ...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Let’s try a competition !

I love Uart paper to paint on and when they had a competition 
I sent my painting Park Urn in . Never dream of winning
But fun to enter. 




Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cloud Study


This is about clouds so probably won’t include much of the land or the buildings 
As I go along. I’m playing with color and cloud style. Let’s see what I end up with 
In the next post!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rescue Painting Finished.

I think I’m finished with this rescue and I’m naming it!
Usually I keep it out somewhere so I can revisit before signing.
Framing will come later when I have a finished pieces 
framing session.


“The House On Big Beach “ 5x7 pastel on Uart 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Putting The Pieces Together

As you can tell I’ve been working on the sky and water . I’m also establishing the beach house and grasses.
Eventually I’ll work on the forgound getting that established. I often refer to the photo at this point but I 
Never plan to paint the photo. 

Here is the photo I took on an October day at the Cape:


Working to brighten the day on Cape and putting the puzzle together.
Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

How I Rescue A Failed Painting -What’s On The Easel? Or Puzzle Painting

I was working on a pastel painting en plen air this summer and it just wasn’t coming together so I rinsed off  the  Uart sanded paper I was using, removing the pastel . I’m starting over with an easel painting from a photo . I always feel when I start a painting I’m starting a new puzzle, placing pieces in place . I’m trying to get a basic outline and shape of the puzzle painting ! Here’s a start of my puzzle painting:


Stay tuned for the next pieces in the puzzle! Looks like a jumble of lines right now!