Lighthouse Series

New Artwork - Lighthouse series

Last fall I tried to order some mats online for my 8x10 prints, but I ordered the wrong size by mistake, so now I have a pack of 25 8x10 mats with a 5x7 opening.
So, recently I've decided to paint some 5x7 paintings to fit in these mats. I thought doing some series would be a good exercise. My first series will be four Outer Banks lighthouses. I painted the first of these this weekend, here's how it came out. It is Ocracoke Island Lighthouse.

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My painted crocus garden

After all this snow and cold, I'm ready for some spring, so I've been painting myself one - Crocus ATC/ACEOs. Each one is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 and painted in a variety of mediums and styles. Just experimenting and having fun. Happy Spring!

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Christmas card painting

Here the painting I'm using in this year's Christmas cards. Soft paste on blue sanded paper.
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watercolor bookmarks

Here they are finished, I will be selling these at the Craft Fair this weekend.

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Painting OOAK original bookmarks in watercolor

I thought I would try painting some tiny works in bookmark size.

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Workshop!

I did a 3-day workshop with Jack Pardue and here are my efforts. It was challenging, but I think I may have learned something :)

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yellow tree at pump hous

An outdoor fall scene, since it's getting to be that time of year
12x9 soft pastel on ampersand pastel board
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fall leaf

I did a little experimenting. It's watercolor, watercolor pencils, and soft pastel on watercolor paper
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Fire

I did this study for a larger painting I'm planning.
8x10 soft pastel on canson paper

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baby's ear

This is a nice relaxing little painting I did. Working with the soft colors and the swirls of the shell was very soothing experience. I should do more of these, for myself, since it was so stress relieving. :)
10x8 on black Strathmore Artagain paper with soft pastel & pan pastels

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Paul in the Hood

This weekend I decided to paint a picture of Paul, on black paper, with my new PanPastels
This is the first with black paper, and with the PanPastels

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8x10 on black Strathmore Artagain paper with pan pastels & soft pastel

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PEZ done

When my sister and I went to Nanna's house, my aunt used to give us each a PEZ. I've also posted this on ArtistsNetwork.com.
9-1/2 x 7 on Wallis sanded paper.

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PEZ

This is the new painting i'm working on. It is on a new paper I'm trying, Wallis sanded. It acts very differently than the Canson Mi-Teintes I've been using. It's like learning how all over again. I'm doing it to post on an artist network website for a painting challenge "All media paint-off" the subject for Dec/Jan is "Favorite Toy"
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I've started a new one

I'm starting a new painting of gladiolus from my garden. I chose to crop the photo to create a more abstract composition.
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Egret Mirror

This painting comes from a photograph I took while in the Outer Banks, NC
8x10 soft pastel on paper
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Black Eyed Susan

Here is the Black Eyed Susan, finished 3.5x5 soft pastel on paper. This is from a reference photo I took in my garden.
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Butterfly on BE Susan

Here is another little painting I started.

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Strawberries

Here's a little 3x5 painting I did this week. It's watercolor and pastel pencil

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