Here is the beginning of an angel painting in pastel that I am currently working on. I haven’t painted an angel in so long, I figured I would like to try painting some again. I really like the way this is turning out and I can’t wait to finish her, but I am being extra cautious and want to get everything just right! I’m using a lot of scrap paper!
Anyway, I can’t wait to share the finished piece. I will try to complete her after Easter. Please drop by again in a week or so as she should be completed by then! Crossing fingers!
Again, my love for angels made me try another one, and of course, I am running out of titles as I love to place them in the garden many times. I could actually have “Angel In The Garden” several times now,but until I can find another name for this, here is another angel in the garden :). I am also not sure if I am finished with this yet, but I think I may be. Just wanted to get this out there. Hope you like it.
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!
Hope you like them! Back to the drawing board…so I can show you more. 🙂
I am now taking a needed break from watercolor and trying my hand at doing pastels again. I love pastels! I can do them rather quickly and I love the realistic result. I just love adding highlights here and there and making the wispy pieces of hair. The pictures seem so alive. I can’t wait to finish this one. I am having a hard time trying to decide what color the background should be, and just praying I don’t mess this up! Oh well, back to the drawing board. Hope you like what I have done so far. 🙂
Here is the newest addition to my ever-changing portfolio. This is a picture that was inspired from an old picture taken of my daughter when she was little kissing little sister Kelsey on the head. Every time I looked at the picture, all I could picture was an angel kissing baby Jesus, and I finally drew it. Hope you like it!
Just completed this pastel picture. I was ready to throw this one away several times! I tried this one on the smooth side of Canson pastel paper, instead of the textured side, thinking it would be smoother. It is, but I did not like the way the pastel blended on this side. It was like drawing chalk on a blackboard, and I get chills just mentioning that! I erased the hair several times and the dress on the angel wasn’t what I expected as well All in all, when I finished , I was not really happy, until I showed my kids…who LOVED it. I guess it was that I knew all the problems I had with it that didn’t make me happy.
I’m sorry, I know I should be writing more, and I will, but for now, I am trying my pastels out with a fury! I just finished this one and I am so happy with it. I love the way the lamb turned out, better than I ever expected. I have been going on “you tube” for looking up tutorials on how to work with pastels, and have been finding many good ones out there. The one I like the most is “Colin Bradley”. He is the one that I followed on doing my lamb. Hope you like it. I just can’t stop! 🙂