Tag Archives: ORIGINAL ART

Apples and Oranges in Pairs for a Discount

Small paintings are nice when paired or in groupings, especially little still lifes and florals. I painted these two little pastels years apart but decided I could pair them especially with a similar frame. I have fun adding finishes to salvage frames. For years “Fruit” had been framed in the frame above, but with its […]

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Join Me This Weekend August 25-26: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail

Join me for my fourth annual exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail Paintings, sketches and photographs Opening Friday August 25, 2017 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 26 9:00 P.M. Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry FEATURED WORK: “Dramatic Light”, digital photo, March 10, 2017 . . […]

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Groceries, Art, and My Hat With Wildflowers

Kind of sweet and sentimental and actually the last sketch I did on my roundabout trip to the grocery store with pastels and camera. When I came home and parked my bike to unpack it, I untied the bunch of wildflowers I’d gathered and my sketching hat from the back of my bike and set […]

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Four Spring Originals as a Grouping or in Pairs

Brighten up an area that needs a little springtime all year round! I love that bright spring green and the way shadows are shaped as the leaves begin to fill out the trees. I painted these four small pastels en plein air, in my back yard and walking around Carnegie. From the top they are: […]

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Rainy Violet Sunset, #30paintingsin30days, Day 22

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 22. I’m still tinkering with the title for this one because it’s also one of my Main Street paintings and I want to get “Main Street” in here somewhere. I have no idea when I […]

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November Featured Nature Art and Desktop Calendar: “Safe”

For my November nature artwork calendar, this painting captures the colors and even the look of the outdoors this time of year. But it also captures the feel of the season: safe, in familiar territory, with family or loved ones, and giving thanks for the bounty of life. Though they nibble on some of my […]

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A Reflective Light, Burnished Waves

Burnished Waves, pastel, is a framed original painting, 10 x 16. It is matted with 3″ acid-free mats, 2.25″ teal with a leather-pattern texture on top, .25″ pale yellow and .5″ dusky blue on the bottom. It’s framed in a pre-made 16″ x 22″ wood frame which I hand-finished in antique gold with an olive […]

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“Colorful”, original framed pastel

This painting is entitled “Colorful”, 11″ x 15″, done in soft pastel on self-prepared board with marble dust and gesso. ABOUT THE ARTWORK This work was one of my new paintings for the 2015 Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. “Colorful” is one of my favorite duck images on Chartiers […]

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“Safe”, original framed pastel

This painting is entitled “Safe”, 15″ x 20″ , done in soft pastel on Strathmore pastel paper. ABOUT THE ARTWORK This work was one of my new paintings for the 2015 Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. It’s called “Safe”, done pastel from my photo references. It’s the two does […]

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