Full Blossom

I've been working with oil since January. Just because I have some many paints laying around!
It's a big step out of my comfort room. I've been going through total excitments, emotional struggle and also deep blue, I love the looseness  of expressive strokes. But when doing oil, my baby steps are way too tight and stressful.
It's been a emotional day for me. I've done a oil  (wipen off). Stressful and discouraged, I decided to return to my beloved pastel. Oh well, just for a day.
I will definately keep experimenting oil!

"Full Blossom"
soft pastel on sand paper

Gershwin Playing

It was An American in Paris playing in the studio when I did this portrait as a demo to the class. I drew the girl'e eyes closed intentionally, to show the the class the rounded shape of the eye balls. Upon finish, I added earbuds to the portrait so the girl can enjoy  great music!

           Gershwin Playing
                 Charcoal on toned paper

"Saved for Tomorrow"

I've heard a lot of good things about Ampersand's Gesso board. After a few test drives, I've decided that I am still a canvas fan. Those primed panels are too "slippery" to me!

"Saved for Tomorrow"
Oil on Canvas Panel

"September Outing"

I took a field trip with my 7-year-old's class last fall. It was so much fun with the kid and I found a lot of inspirations! This is a typical scene we have here in Central Indiana. I did a quick sketch on spot and finished yesterday in my studio.

      "September Outing"
  Oil On Panel

Oil Painting!

I've been a pastel artist for quite a few year. This is my 1st attempt stepping into the water of oil painting. A fun and exciting journey is waving hands at me!

A Bowl of Freshness
Oil on Panel

The original was done on archival Ampersand Gessobord. The painting measures approximately 6" x 6". The painting will be carefully wrapped and mailed in a box, ready to be framed or mounted. The art work is signed and dated by the artist. 

I've been away to the other side of the planet where Facebook is not available...
Long time no see my friends!
Had fun with this tiny guy as the last piece of 2015.

                                          "Mint and Tangerine"

  Pastel on board, 6"x6"