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A pastel painting for the tropics!

Posted by on 30 Nov 2013 in Blog, New Artwork | 2 comments

A pastel painting for the tropics!

  Before Mum and Dad left Salt Spring on their journey home to Cayman (via my sister’s in Ontario), I managed to do a couple of pastels for my gallery there. This pastel was inspired by a photo I took while in Grand Cayman about 20 years ago. It’s one I’ve wanted to paint for a very long time. And so finally, I got to it! And I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. It was a one shot deal, done in about an hour and a half, almost as if it was done en plein air.   I used the same set of pastels I used for my most recent video, an 18-piece starter soft...

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In the Vineyards – Plein air painting on Salt Spring

Posted by on 26 Jul 2013 in Blog, My Art Life, New Artwork | 8 comments

In the Vineyards – Plein air painting on Salt Spring

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my Mum and Dad on Salt Spring. It had been a while since I’d spent some time with them and although I have good friends on SSI and always want to visit everyone, I decided to spend the time wholly with my parents. We planned to paint plein air and that’s what we did. We ended up at Mistaken Identity Vineyards, a delightful place to spend part of the day pastelling en plein air. Here is the progression from first thought to final piece (finished in the studio).               But that wasn’t quite the...

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Daily paintings from La Manzanilla, Mexico – numero uno!

Posted by on 8 Mar 2013 in Blog, My life, New Artwork | 2 comments

Daily paintings from La Manzanilla, Mexico – numero uno!

  Saludos from La Manzanilla!   As delightful as it is here – sunny and warm, lovely people, beautiful long beach with hardly anyone on it – I have committed to pastel/draw/paint every day. I am determined to continue exploring new directions in my work as well as creating daily paintings. I have a box of soft pastels and six 9 x 12” pieces of Wallis paper (mounted) as well as a number of 6 x 6” pieces ready for daily paintings. I also have a few sheets of good drawing paper, charcoal and some hard pastels with which to experiment.   I have already done a couple of daily...

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