Friday, August 30, 2013

Afternoon Delight

"Afternoon Delight"
11x17 inches
pastel on archival UArt 500 sandpaper
$375 ready to be matted and framed (mat and frame not included)

This pastel was painted on location on one of Minnesota's Parks. What a delightful afternoon it was sitting along the creek listening to the sounds and painting from life.

The water moved slowly creating beautiful reflections from the foliage and trees along the banks. Most of the pastels sticks used in this painting are ones that I made by hand.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Along the Path

"Along the Path"
12 x 12 inches
oil on linen panel

This summer seems to be flashing by in seconds. The above oil painting is one that I did on location at one of Minnesota's parks. Shadows flickered across the pathway in the park with dancing tall grasses and black-eyed susans.

One of the things that is on my list of things to do is post to this blog more and do more small studies in oil and pastel. More of what I have been painting will be posted in the upcoming days.