Just finished these two Amish-themed designs. I think I am happy the way they turned out. It was very different than what I am used to. I left space in both paintings for an inspirational quote. Hope you enjoy these!
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.
Hi everyone. Here is the final pic of the pastel beach picture. I like it although I do want to try this same picture in crisp watercolors to see what effect I get. I have watercolor paper all sketched out and ready to go. I will try it soon.
I also attached a first attempt at watercolors in a floral theme and a pastel pic of a cute snowman in pastels looking up with hope at a Christmas star. How’s that for diversity???? Hope you like them all. Enjoy!
I am in the process of finishing a pastel picture of a girl on the beach. This is a little difficult, as I am at a stand still right now trying to figure out what color I should render the sky in. The ocean is so blue already, I am wondering if I should do a pink sky. I don’t know.
I just can’t wait too finish this and start on other projects! I will let you know when I finish.
I finished my latest, a still life. I haven’t done a still life in a very long time, so this was interesting. I did this one from one of my photographs. The paper was dark and so it gave a darker tone to the picture. When I put it in iPhoto to crop it and edit it, I decided I would see what it would look like saturated and brightened a bit, and this is the result. Here is the original, the darker one, and the brightened version, which I like also. Which do you like???
Early in the summer, my daughters and I went to the park not far from us that is right on the water. We love to go there when the air is still and it’s not too hot. Then it is perfect. If you go during the week, it’s even a bigger plus because you don’t get all the noise from kids and loud motorcycles and such. Just perfect quiet. The boats glide out over the water and the only noise you hear is the water hitting the rocks on the wall.
What I really think is neat when I go there, are the strange trees that are just grouped together in the picnic area. They are not too tall, very light in leaves, and their trunks are “wavy”. I think they are beautiful, but I’ve never seen trees like this. I keep telling myself that it was probably the wind that made their trunks grow like that, when they were growing. I don’t really know. Anyway, they make for some very interesting pictures…as you see here.
Now this day that I brought my camera, I did the usual shots of the kids, the water and then the trees. Although the trees were beautiful, there was something else in those pictures that was just as beautiful, that I captured almost by mistake. Look closely….. Do you see it???
So, next time you take a picture, look closely…you might just find another treasure there. I did! 🙂