Monday, April 27, 2009

"Sunlit Pond" pastel painting water scene

As I continue to become familiar with my new pastels, I am enjoying the effects that I'm able to create with them. This began as a small "practice" sketch and became a miniature painting. I love the light from the sky, reflecting on the water. I've decided to try doing a larger version of this one.


Original Pastel Painting
2.5" x 3.5" ACEO

In this calm water scene, the light reflects on the water in this miniature pastel painting of a cool blue pond with a small tree island coming into the scene from either side of the painting. The trees are reflected in the water. In the foreground, the weight of the two rocks rising up through the water near the shore anchor the scene and give sense of stability and the feeling that this scene has been there for centuries.

"Sunlit Spring Meadow" Pastel painting

I was in the art store last week and spotted a small set of soft pastels. I decided to give pastels a try. Here's my first pastel painting.

5" x 7" Original pastel painting on pastel paper
A beautiful sunlit meadow with a small pond, young trees and flowering bushes, and purple mountains in the distance In the foreground, a partial stone wall with pink and white flowering azaleas under the shade of overhanging branches on the left and left top corner of the painting help to frame the meadow. Three Mourning Doves fly in from the right to enjoy the meadow.
I'd love your comments on this painting!
If you are interested in purchasing this painting, just email me. I will consider reasonable offers.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Spring Moon Dragonfly" acrylic painting

Original painting 4" x 6" acrylic
A large dragonfly by a pond on a cool spring evening with a pale yellow moon reflecting on the water and pussy willows and grasses in the foreground.

Friday, April 10, 2009

"Misty Morning Dragonfly" acrylic painting

"Misty Morning Dragonfly"
4" x 6" acrylic painting on 140# watercolor paper.

This is my personal favorite my 3 recent dragonfly paintings. A large dragonfly with delicate gossamer wings against the background of a misty morning pond. The bright sun breaks through the mist and reflects on the water. A lovely bough of greenery with delicate white and purple flowers across the bottom and left side of the painting frames the subject. You can almost feel the coolness of the morning yet know the sun promises a warm day ahead.

This painting is available for sale.

"Summer Path Dragonfly" acrylic painting

"Summer Path Dragonfly"
4 x 6 acrylic on 140# watercolor paper.

This painting depicts a large delicate dragonfly against a glowing sun on warm summer day, with a sunlit path through lush greenery, and purple mountains in the background.

Sold to a collector in Chicago, Illinois USA.