Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blue Haze Over The Hills

 This was the second demonstration I did at my last watercolor LANDSCAPE  workshop.
More on creating depth in a painting, foreground, midground and background.
Linkage was covered as well, using LINE, COLOR and SHAPE.

This one is an unframed watercolor 14" x 20"
$250 Plus S/H

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Afternoon Glow

This one was a demonstration watercolor at my last workshop.The day was spent on LANDSCAPE painting.
This demo, was a lesson in tree against tree, to create dimension. 
12 " x 16" (unframed)
$200 Plus S/H
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jungle Reflections 2

Well here I am again, finally!
I am not a good blogger I know, ( bad Rae) but I do have an excuse so I hope you will all forgive me.
My Pastel Book is almost finished now, and I will be posting it very soon.It has taken every free mnute I have had over the last few weeks, I sure hope it's worth it!
This image is one of the Step-by-Step demos I have in the book.
It is a pastel on Sennelier sanded paper.
Image size is 25.5" x 11" unframed.
$450 plus S/H
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bull Creek Escape

Bull Creek Escape began with a lovely day's walk and paddling in the water with the puppies. I took several photos this day which was back in the summer months.

I think everyone knows how I love painting water in any form, so this will not come as a surprise to see.

However, that being said, this is done on BLACK VELOUR paper! A double whammy!
I challenged myself to do the black paper, not a color I usually choose for a pastel, and especially not velour paper.

One has to be very sure of the drawing, hence I chose water as my subject. At least I am very comfortable painting this action type of painting which will also be in my book in step-by-step form.

The format is 25.5" x 10.5" (unframed)
$450 plus S/H

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

It Takes A Village

This pastel is in step by step form in my new book.

I did this one on sanded Sennelier paper which is becoming my paper of choice again.

It's a little rough on the fingertips until the grain of the paper gets filled. (yikes)
Although as a rule, I don't usually smudge and merge the pastel unless the painting is a skyscape or seascape.

The sunset is merged with my fingers. I 'sculpted' the clouds this way.All other areas of this painting are not smudged.

This is an unframed pastel 25.5" x 19.5"

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Maui Blue

 I am having a lot of trouble uploading my photos to this site so here goes nothing, hope it works!

This image will be in my new How To Pastel book coming out very soon.
The scene is Hookipa on Maui, a world  famous windsurfing beach.

I have tons of photos of this area however I did make up the foliage on the left  to give a better lead into the scene.

This is a pastel on dark green sanded paper 25.5" x 19.5" unframed
$485 plus S/H

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuscany Hills

After a little thought I am now in the midst of publishing another HOW TO  book. This time it will be on the art of PASTEL painting and will be completed in a week or so.
The image above was done as a part of this book.
I walked this track times while in Tuscanny, the light was just magical!
This is a 25.5" x 19.5" unframed pastel on sanded paper.
$485 plus S/H
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