Thursday, April 25, 2019

Buzz

"Buzz" (pastel, 5x7 inches) $265 framed

I've had little time to paint this month, somehow caught up with all sorts of other tasks. I got this one done on Tuesday, my studio assistant's morning to come and help with framing, glass cutting, board priming and other miscellaneous stuff. I like her studio days because it gives me the excuse I need to actually get out there and do something!

I'm also really enjoying these bees. Wish I had a lot more reference pics; the few good ones I have will be used up pretty quickly... maybe I could combine them with other flowers... hmmm.

Buzz will be with me at the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, TX (Dallas), next weekend, May 4 & 5, 2019.

Caught a few progress pics of this one:








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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Burro Confidential

"Burro Confidential" (pastel, 13.5 x 13.5 inches) $625 unframed for a limited time.

Happy Spring, y'all! Happy Easter!

This was a demo I started last weekend at the Carriage House Gallery in Boerne TX, and recently finished in my studio. I had the drawing down long before that and finally dug it out to paint! These are a couple of donkeys I met near Marble Falls a few years ago, and I composed this gossipy pose with two pics in Photoshop.

If this is still available in a week or so it will be framed and taken with me to the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson TX (near Dallas) the first weekend of May.











Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hard at Work (and new video!)

"Hard at Work" (pastel, 12x6 inches) $320 unframed for a limited time

I did a bumblebee painting a while back and really enjoyed it. I decided I'd do another for the demo at the Carriage House Gallery last weekend during the 23rd Annual Boerne Parade of Artists.

I had a couple volunteers take some video clips, and over the last two days I taught myself how to use Adobe Premiere Pro (with a lot of help from Google and YouTube videos!) So, here's a video demo for you. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for watching, and please share!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Deep Sheep - in new book!

"Deep Sheep" (pastel, 28x25 inches) sold

A new brag that I'm excited about! This painting has been included in the new art book Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists, now available for pre-order on ArtistsNetwork.com!
 

This book has been a long time coming... I'm eagerly awaiting my copy!

See some progress shots of Deep Sheep on this earlier post.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

You're Invited! - Boerne Parade of Artists


Join us in Boerne Texas this weekend, April 13 & 14 for the 23rd Annual Boerne Parade of Artists. Enjoy an ARTful weekend! Click the image for a larger view, and save the map to print for your convenience.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rita
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