Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Sunflower

Soon the farmer's field behind our house will be dotted with smiling, summery faces of sunflowers!  I love the way they have an "attitude" after a few weeks when the rain, sun and wind have weathered them a bit.  This watercolor is 4 7/8" wide by 11 7/8" high and is done on Canson 140# watercolor paper.  It's just a blue summer sky behind the flower with the slightest indication of additional foliage at the bottom.  I have it double matted with an off white acid free mat.  Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Spring Chores

"Spring Chores" is a pastel, 9 x 12", done on LaCarte pastel paper.  The location is New Pond Farm in West Redding, CT and it is an environmental education center and working farm.  It hosts many groups of children over the course of the year and opens the farm to visitors to meander its beautiful acreage.  Here's a link to view the site--it's a beautiful place!

I've only been doing pastel for about a year and a half but find I love the medium!  Hopefully, I'll be posting more soon.