Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Pastel Painting of a Plumeria

Today I am posting a painting that was inspired by the beautiful plumeria photos of my friend +Vanida Boonphitak. Vanida lives in Thailand, and she takes wonderful photos of the scenery, flowers, and buildings there.

Plumeria, 8x10 inches, pastel on board
Available through Etsy

Here are a few progress photos....

In my enthusiasm to get started, I made a silly mistake here and put those bright colors in the lower right hand corner...  since I am right handed, I had to cover the lower right hand side with wax paper while I did the rest of the painting.  :)

At this point, I noticed that my colors were getting a bit dull, and I had to brighten them up again!

I had a lot of fun with this background!

Thanks for looking!  :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pastel Painting "The Hideaway", of a Cottage in the Lincolnshire Wolds

My most recent cottage painting was inspired by a photograph from my friend Rich who lives in England.  He walks his dog Harvey (I should say his adorable and charming dog Harvey) every day, and on one of his walks he found this thatched cottage.  A big thank you to Rich for letting me use his photo for a painting!!

 "The Hideaway", 11x14 inches, Pastel on Board
Available through Etsy

Here are a few progress photos:

Thanks for looking!  :)