When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for May, 2006

At The Alamo

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006


 
At The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 11H x 14W inches graphite on paper, 3 inch wide white double mat, 22H x 26W inch white frame with white crackle finish
At The Alamo, carved stone detail on a window of the main building at The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas – 11H x 14W inches oil pastels, 3 inch wide white double mat, 22H x 26W inch white frame with white crackle finish.


 

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Lake Cote Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

Sunday, May 21st, 2006


Lake Cote Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper
Lake Cote Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper, 3 inch wide white double mat, brass title plate and 26H x 22W inch white wood frame with crackle finish. This is a perfect example of how each piece in the Paper Places series for unique style. I follow intuitively responding to what happens on the page as the work unfolds.


 

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Calgary in September

Thursday, May 18th, 2006


 
Calgary In September 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper, framed size 26 x 22 inches
Calgary in September, 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper, framed with 3 inch white double mat, brass title plate, and white wood frame with crackle finish, total size 26H x 22W inches. Part of the Paper Places series.

Post-dated note: Won Second Place in the Paintings category in Plano Art Association’s annual One-Two-Five Show Exhibition in Plano, Texas April 11 – May 8, 2007. I think of pastels to be drawings because no brush is involved, but they are commonly categorized in competitions as paintings…heck, if it wins a prize, does it really matter?


 

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Texas Paintbrush

Saturday, May 6th, 2006


 
Texas Paintbrush, Fort Worth, Texas 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper
Texas Paintbrush, Fort Worth, Texas, 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper, framed with 3 inch white double mat, brass title plate, and white wood frame with crackle finish, total size 26H x 22W inches. Impressionistic style using soft, blended technique with the pastels, portrays the feeling of walking in a dry sandy field on a warm Spring day in northern Texas. Sold.

Southern Spring – Scurvy Pea

Friday, May 5th, 2006


 
Southern Spring - Scurvy Peas, Grapevine, Texas USA, 14 x 11 inch oil pastels on paper
Southern Spring – Scurvy Peas, Grapevine, Texas USA. During April, chubby spikes of deep red and red-brown clover-like herbs called Scurvy Pea sweep across dry fallow fields and roadsides in the southern United States (Genus Psoralia cuspidata), 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper, framed with 3 inch white double mat and white wood frame with crackle finish, total size 26H x 22W inches. 3 days of sculpting; oil pastels were applied, removed, reapplied and reworked. Sold.

Southern Utah

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006


 
Red Rocks in Southern Utah, 14 x 11 inches oil pastels on paper
Red Rocks in Southern Utah, 14H x 11W inches oil pastels on paper, framed with 3 inch white double mat, brass title plate, and white wood frame with crackle finish, 26H x 22W inches total size. Part of the Paper Places series. I find driving anywhere preferable to flying because of scenery like the landscape in Southern Utah. The colors and patterns are stunning!


 

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