Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Older pastel

This was a commission I did for a friend. Her grandfather has a pet pony, and she commissioned this portrait of 'Baby' for his birthday last year.
Baby, 8x10 inches, 2007 Soft pastel

Monday, July 28, 2008

Four new watercolours

These are all 6x8 inches, done on Thursday or Friday evening.
Heron 1, 2008 watercolour
Heron 2, 2008 watercolour
Cathedral door, 2008 Watercolour

Cathedral side door, 2008 watercolour

Friday, July 25, 2008

Two new small watercolours

Two more watercolours from the pictures I took on my walk around Fredericton in June:
Evening on Brunswick Street I, 6x8 inches, 2008 Watercolour
Evening on Brunswick II, 6x8 inches, 2008 Watercolour
I think the house is too dark in both, although I like the windows in II.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scenes from Fredericton

One June evening I took a walk around Fredericton with my camera, taking pictures of the local landmarks. It's my goal to paint them all! Here are three new watercolours of Fredericton views:
Legislature Building, 6x8 inches, 2008 Watercolour
Cathedral, 6x8 inches, 2008 Watercolour
The Walking Bridge, 6x8 inches, 2008 Watercolour

Watercolour sketches

A few weekends ago Erick and I were exploring a new climbing area and we happened to be walking along the shores of a lake, where there were some very pretty flowers growing. They were pink and appeared to be some kind of wild orchid - and they were everywhere! I picked a bunch and brought them home to paint. These sketches are all from life, and are all approximately 5x8 inches. My favorites are the second and the fourth sketch.

Plein Air pastel from Artists by the Sea

St.Andrews wharf, 8.5x11 inches, 2008 Soft pastel (plein-air), Private Collection

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New pastels

These both sold at the Artists by the Sea Charity Event in St. Andrews, July 12th.
Beach Treasure, 8.5x11 inches, 2008 soft pastel - Private Collection
View from the Aiken's, 8.5x11 inches, 2008 soft pastel - Private Collection

Monday, July 07, 2008

Beach Pebbles II

Beach Pebbles II, 8.5 x 11", soft pastel, 2008