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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Indiana Dunes Lakeshore 18" x 18"

Here is the painting that I worked on during the last three days of my February challenge.
In August 2016 I was selected for the Artist-in-Residency Program at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. I spent two weeks painting, hiking, exploring and taking reference photos to paint from. The above painting will become part of the park's Aritst-in-Residency Gallery.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day 25 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Today I did not complete a painting. Here is a work-in-progress that I worked on today. This is a larger version of the small painting posted on the  23rd. I have put away the reference photo and I am working only from the small painting, in an effort to avoid adding more detail than is necessary in the larger version.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 24 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Clouds Over Ice 16.5" x 9.5" Pastel on Canson MiTeintes orchid paper.
Cumulus clouds in an intensely blue winter sky. The vibration created by the contrast of the orchid pink paper and the blue causes the sky to come alive.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 23 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days


Indiana Dunes Lakeshore 6.5" x 6.5" Pastel on Uart paper.
Painted this from a photo and sketches made during  my Artist-in-Residency at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in August of 2016. I am considering doing a larger version of this one.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 22 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Through the Trees 8" x 8" Pastel on UArt paper.
The sun filters through the trees and spills out over the snow, creating patterns of light and shadow.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 21 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Twilight 12" x 16" Pastel on Uart paper.
Twilight creates a soft peachy sky which lightly touches the snowy hills and the roofs of the farm buildings nestled in the valley. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 20 ~ February Challenge 28-in-28 Days

Hillside Farm 6.5" x 10" Pastel on UArt paper.
Today I decided to paint something green. It was a gray day outside and the snow is melting and looking dirty, so I didn't really feel like going outside to paint.This was painted from a photo I took in summer. I don't really know why but my attention is often drawn to rusting metal roofs.