Again, I have completed yet another amish themed painting. In this painting, a young, Amish woman is taking in the beauty of the warm,sunset glow of the skies at the end of a long, summer’s day. One can almost hear the crickets chirping and cicadas still singing their songs before the sky turns dark here. The soft sounds and warm breeze just bring peace to the soul. This woman’s face reflects this.
I love the peaceful feeling I get when I am painting these scenes. I never tire of it. I hope you like this one too! Can’t wait to do another! :)))
Just wanted to share my newest Amish themed pastel painting, “Little One”. In this newest art piece, this young, Amish girl just finished her chores and is enjoying a peaceful moment with the new addition to the family, a little guinea pig. The serene look on the Amish girl’s face, added with the late afternoon glow of the background, I believe brings this art piece together. Just a beautiful, serene piece of artwork.
This print would make a great gift for anyone that enjoys visiting Amish Country or for someone who collects amish themed items. Also, a great piece for someone that likes art that calms the soul. I am really happy with the way this turned out. I hope you like her!
For anyone that may be interested, I just added her to my Etsy shop. Thank you for enjoying my art! Be back with another piece soon!
Hello again. Just wanted to share what I have been working on lately. I’ve been trying some new subjects and trying my hand at watercolors again. I just completed a hummingbird painting, and I really liked the way it came out….I just don’t enjoy painting with watercolors like my pastels. Maybe if I do it enough I will, but it’s a lot of waiting for paint to dry… laying down layer after layer of color …and don’t even think of making a mistake! You are done! Start over! But certain subjects look better in watercolor and this worked out fine.
I also tried painting two Amish Barns in a simplistic style with my pastels.( I want to try this also in acrylics…but I wanted to see if it worked in pastels.) It felt so good to just paint without getting too detailed and perfect. The colors are saturated and I love the contrast of the blues and yellows. That was fun…and I will do more!
As of now, I am still trying to finish up Mary Ellen Walton, but her hat has many little squares of color which is taking forever to figure out! But I wanted to show you what I have completed on her portrait. I wish I had more to show you, but it has just been harder to sit at that desk with all this Russia and Ukraine news. It is very hard to concentrate and stay positive and paint something inspirational when all that is going on, but I’m trying. I pray for Ukraine every night and day. Stay safe all!
Hello again. Just writing this quick post about the paintings I am working on, and they seem to be coming along…slowly. My gosh, it just seems like I am just dragging along and not accomplishing much these days. I can’t seem to get in more than 2 – 3 hours at a time each day, and its really bothering me. I want to finish one painting, that’s all I want. I will hopefully have this Amish painting done tomorrow, it’s actually further along than what I have here, but I want to surprise you when it’s completed.
Also, I just started putting color onto little, Elizabeth Walton from the Waltons . I just loved her so much in the Waltons show, but this painting is from the pilot movie that started it all, “The Homecoming”, which I have to watch every Christmas! This painting is when she is standing by the Christmas tree after Mary Ellen called her a Piss Ant. Her reaction is priceless! This is just for fun, because I already painted John Boy, and I have Mary Ellen to do as well!
But I am still working hard at this to keep adding to my paintings, and so I will share the completed ones as I do them and keep you posted. Each of these will be added to my Etsy Shop as soon as I get to it! Thanks for stopping by!
As usual, it’s been awhile since I posted last, but I finally completed this beautiful angel painting. I really like the way she came out, and I loved painting this, as painting angels always bring me peace. The way the sun is beaming and the dove descending, so peaceful. I sometimes wonder if the peacefulness I feel as I paint something like this, if it makes the viewer feel the same way. I hope so. That’s the gift. Enjoy!
Also included here is a quick painting I attempted of a sunset over the ocean, sparkling water, reflections and all. I really enjoyed this and hope you like the way it came out. I think I’m addicted! There will be more!
Hello! I hope you are all doing well considering this awful, current coronavirus news. It’s so hard to even concentrate on daily things we do, never mind trying to be creative in all this negativity. One really has to separate from that for awhile, go to a quiet room and put on some good music, just to calm the nerves! This is why I paint.
Anyway…this is also why I have only gotten this far on this painting. But I am going to complete this by the end of this week, I swear! I really do like how it’s looking so far and I hope you like it, too.
Hello again! Just wanted to share a new portrait I had wanted to try for awhile now. My daughters had gotten me to listen to this music artist who seems to be very popular now, Billie Eilish. She is very talented and I love many of her songs. She seems very down to earth when she is interviewed… so very interesting to listen to. Billie also has many different looks and hairstyles, but I really took to this photo I found of her that made her look very striking, and so I decided I would try it. Hope you like it.
Also I have started another portrait of a little amish boy, since I haven’t done many boys lately. I still haven’t decided what animal he’s holding, maybe a puppy, baby goat…we will see. But this is the beginning stages….
And lastly, I just wanted to mention I will be advertising “Eva and the Piglet” in the April/May issue of Country Sampler Magazine which should be on stands April 1st. Well that’s it for now. Back to the drawing board!
Billie Eilish Pastel Portrait
little amish boy started
Eva and the Piglet Country Sampler Magazine April/May Issue
Hello! I just wanted to show you a finished portrait of a boxer dog and a Sea Captain I am in the process of working on.
The poor boxer dog was sitting half finished for at least 1 year and a half. Overtime I would look at it sitting in the corner, and I just had no interest at the time. I look at it now and ask “Why?”. He’s so handsome!
The Sea Captain I had always wanted to paint. I have always been in love with Sea Captains since ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” came out as a series in the 60’s! I loved that Captain! When I saw this vintage black and white photo, saw all the wrinkles in his pleasant, worn face, I knew I had to paint him! I added a pipe just for extra. Now I can’t wait to finish him! I will put it up as soon as I am finished. Back to the drawing board…
Well, I have been busy. I am working on THREE paintings at the same time now, because I can’t wait to see each one completed! This is crazy!
Lady Diana is coming along nicely, she just needs her hair and small pieces completed to become a finished piece. I wanted to get her face almost completed before I went any farther, as it makes me feel comfortable in the fact that it looks like her. Now I can proceed with the rest.
The Amish girl is getting there, but I still need to do the basket of peaches and her hair. Why am I so afraid to do her hair????? I think it’s because I really am happy with the way she is coming out now, and I’m so afraid if the hair doesn’t look right, I’ll be very disappointed. That’s just me! But like every other painting before this one, I have proceeded to the next stage and I have survived. Thank goodness!
The last painting I just started randomly as I have loved this character and television series for such a long time, I…I…just had to! Little Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls on Little House and the prairie! She was a spitfire! There could not have been a more perfect person to play this part in a series, and I loved watching her and the show…I still do! So she is now added to my drawing board. I have completed more than what you see here now, but I will show you soon the completed pieces. I can’t wait! Stay tuned!