Friday, February 25, 2011

Bald Cypress

bald cypress
pastel on uart 600 paper 8.5x11.5

I started this in the fall with a nice person I met who wanted to paint together so that she could watch me. We met at the park near my house and had to find something to paint. It was a unique challenge and a nice way to make a new friend. As so often happens, it took quite a while to finish this. I had something that I really liked that afternoon and was afraid to proceed and risk messing it up. I took this to an art critique that I participate in and got some great suggestions there that helped me complete the painting.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Morning Commute

morning commute
pastel on paper approx 10x16

This is not a new painting. Unfortunately I can't really get to work by bike these days. Too bad. It was a great way to start the day.
But I recently had some reproductions made, to be purchased for a hospital project, and this was one that was chosen.