Here is my newest addition to my soft pastel Amish Collection titled “Sarah in the Flower Field”.
In this painting, this young Amish girl is enjoying a peaceful moment gathering flowers while walking through a field of daisies.
After painting this piece, I had found that the daisy flower symbolizes innocence and purity, and also joy and cheerfulness. I believe this detail only adds to the beauty of the art itself. Also, Sarah’s serene look is captivating, and provides an overall sense of calm to the piece.
Well, I finally finished Amish Garden 2! Here it is!
Finished Amish Garden 2
I really enjoyed painting that garden. I added flowers myself …as you can never have enough flowers!
Also, I have many paintings sketched out in my art room/studio.This one I can’t wait to finish painting. It’s a little amish girl looking down at some little animal she’s holding. Is it a duckling? Is it a piglet or kitten? I don’t know myself yet, but I couldn’t wait to start her face, and that’s what helps me decide what color her dress will be, and everything else falls in to place as well. It’s like once the face is there, I can picture the rest of the picture, if that makes sense. So, I will show you more pictures of this as I go along, but I feel this is going to be a nice painting. Please come back to check it out soon! Until next time…
Here is a pastel painting that is not like anything in my portfolio. I need more summer and nature pictures for the portfolio and this is what I have down so far. I am pretty happy with the results so far…I just need to add a couple of birds to the post with wildflowers to the background and foreground and I should be all set. I can’t wait to see it completed.
I have included the reference photo I took in my backyard. I just made the colors more vibrant in the quilt for intensity. I will post the completed picture as soon as I am done.
This is the picture that was inspired from a photo of my daughter, Caitlin, when she was small. She will be transformed into an amish girl smelling a flower in the garden with a butterfly or two. I seem to be stuck in the garden of flowers as I am not sure what colors I want to use…so I sit and stare…and try to picture it in my mind. I will try and finish this by mid-week at most. Then, I will share it with you, I promise! Any ideas…please share!
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 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!
Hope you like them! Back to the drawing board…so I can show you more. 🙂
Sorry it’s been so long, but I am trying to improve my portfolio and it takes a lot of extra time!
Just wanted to share something new I decide I’d try, and that is paint a quilt block like a sampler, since I know I will never really “sew” one. I love the look, but I think I will add some stitching around the edges of the hearts and border to give it that “sewn” look.
What do you think? I may just do a set of these..with other wording. Let me know.
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.