Here is a finished pastel portrait of my daughter, Caitlin. This was from one of her prom photos and I love the way she looks so elegant! She looks like she could be from the 1940′s era. Hope you like this one.
I have been wanting to try my hand at portraits of my own kids, since I have so many pictures of them I can choose from. I figured this would be great practice while I come up with more picture of angels, amish children or other paintings for my portfolio. So here is Kelsey. I just love her profile….she looks like she belongs in the victorian era. I would love to try her in a large victorian hat! My other daughter Caitlin, looks like she could have been from the 1940′s. I am going to do her next and you will see what I mean. But for now, here is Kelsey. Hope you like it.
Here is the finished piece of Amish Girl In The Garden. I hope you like it.
I don’t know if it was because I received many reviews on this piece in it’s beginning stages, that I was afraid I would disappoint in it’s finishing stages. I just wanted to keep touching it here and there, until I finally said to myself that I just had to get it out there and leave it alone and go on to the next one!
But anyway…I hope you like it. I blurred the edges on this one a little bit to give it more of a soft appearance.
Hello everyone. The weather here is yucky and so I am blogging and then going upstairs and painting with my pastels! Because it makes me happy! Here is a picture in the works right now. This started to be an angel, but decided to try an amish girl instead. I love the amish culture and the peacefulness and quiet of the country there. The amish girls in their colorful dresses just add to the beautiful landscape.
I can’t wait to see how this looks finished. She will be framed in flowers as if she is in a garden, and a butterfly will be flying toward her. I will update with the finished picture! Hope it is a great pic! We’ll see!
Here are two new pastel pictures I have been working on. Since Christmas, it has been so hard to keep working on my art, but I finally started up again. I tried my hand at a landscape with Lancaster Morning. I took a photo I had from our last trip to PA and added an air balloon to it. Then, I just had to do one of my best-loved subject…angels. I like the way this came out so soft and looking like Spring!
Here is a Picture of my own personal glitter house. I replicated the home I lived at for almost 13 years in the 1970′s to early 1980′s. I was in my early teens and lived there until I was 24, and my mother and father were still living. Christmas was always a wonderful time as my mother loved to decorate this house to the brim on the inside, while my father took care of the window boxes and wreaths or lights on the outside.
Since my parents have passed on, I felt the need to “have” something to remember this time and their presence, as I felt a sadness or emptiness, especially at Christmas. This house was somewhat of an extension of them and the way it was designed with that great peak out in the front, just gave it it’s own personality. Years later, I would still drive by this house just to stare and remember the great times we had here. A picture just was not enough.
I had seen these pictures of glitter houses that people made for christmas in all shapes and sizes, and instantly wanted to try and make one, and that’s when it hit me. I will make a glitter house of the house we had the best memories in. I found a photo and just got to work. I looked up how they made the plans, glued it to the base, adding snow-tex snow, etc. And somehow, I ended up with what you see here, although I have yet to add the glitter. Now, I can turn this little house on and feel as if I could walk right up to that door and be welcomed in. I now can say I finally feel peace at Christmas and feel as if we are all together again. This took some time, but it was just so worth it!