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.
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 just finished these pastel portraits for a friend as she wanted to give them as housewarming gifts. I did these on the smooth side of the pastel paper, unlike the one done in the previous post, which was done on the textured side. I was afraid to try this, but I think I like this side better as the eyes and face come out so much clearer. What do you think?
Well, here is another attempt (I just keep trying) at another cute animal in pastel on velour. Now I loved this one! The only thing was that I first did him by himself, then changed it by adding some kind of foliage in the background to make him “pop”…but it did not. I did not like it. I need to practice more on how backgrounds work. I then covered over the dark background with heavy white and blue pastel because you can not erase on this. I didn’t even think it would cover to tell you the truth, but it did a decent job. I just wanted him to show up. I hope you like it. I just want to touch him!
I did this as a surprise for one of my husband’s co workers. She loves her dogs and so she sent a picture to him of her baby on his computer. I needed practice, and so she will get this on her desk on Wednesday, not expecting anything. I hope she likes it. It’s so much fun watching the picture come to life before your eyes!
Here is the first attempt of a horse in pastel. The picture was from a friends photo that wasn’t the best as I really couldn’t see the eyes and the picture itself was fuzzy. I did the best I could and I did this on velour, which made it much more difficult. I am not really happy with the color choice of the background, as it doesn’t really make the horse “Pop” which I wanted. I am not too familiar with doing backgrounds on velour and so I was afraid to even attempt that yet.
I am going to try this on a smoother paper which I can blend on and put a background that brings it to life…I hope. I will share it after I complete it. Let’s see the differences between the two then. Anyway, hope you like the attempt. 🙂
I finally finished my latest drawing. I wanted to do more angels and to do this one in pastel was a treat. I really enjoyed creating this piece. The blending of colors is just amazing, and I love the soft, finished look.
I hope you like this one. There will be more coming. Enjoy.