Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Seashells

Collecting Orange Beach seashells with my son.


Soft Pastel on 5x5 Sanded Paper

Plein Air Painting at Gulf State Park


Enjoyed a wonderful morning drawing with my sister and my daughter at the beach.


Soft Pastel on 9x6 Sanded Paper

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mallorie

A commission for a sweet friend...


"Mallorie"
Soft Pastel on 18x24 Sanded Paper 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunrise Again

Created a new sunrise painting based on the same one I tried a year ago. I still have much to improve, but am thoroughly enjoying the journey!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brother and Sister Beach Portraits

My friend wanted to capture her children's poses on the beach when each were the same age. Now Karlie is 13 and Nathan is 5. These portraits are currently being matted and framed. I can't wait to see how they look on their family's wall!


Soft Pastel, each on 22"x28" sanded paper

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mineola League of the Arts - Annual Juried Art Show - 2014


I am thrilled and honored to have been awarded Best Of Show in my division for my still life "Reflection of an Orange", as well as First Place in my category for my tractor pastel at the Mineola League of the Arts Annual Juried Art Show this past week!


And as if that weren't enough, I also came home with the People's Choice Award for my still life pastel! It was chosen out of all exhibition entries throughout the duration of the show via secret ballot by the public and fellow competitors. Best first art show ever!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

At The Ranch

My friend commissioned me to paint a picture of the backyard view at her family's ranch home. She's giving it to her in-laws for a Christmas present. Can't wait to hear what they think!



From the photograph reference...

 
To the final piece...
 
 
"At the Ranch"
Soft Pastel on 8x10 UArt Paper