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I love art! I am a self-taught artist living in Maryland. I am one of the many artists who spent a childhood doing art and then it got pushed to the back burner as life took over. I am not happy when my art is on the back burner! Things have changed! I am extremely happy to say that as of this writing January 2016, I am a full-time artist. I am living my dream! I work mostly in pastels and colored pencil, but also plan to revisit some of my old favorites -- charcoal and ink. Maybe I'll even combine some of my favorite mediums or try some new ones. I've got big plans! I hope that you'll follow along on my art adventure!

Monday, January 25, 2016

15 Pinks - Latest work

Well, I did something I hadn't done in quite some time -- I got the oil pastels out.  Actually, I haven't done but a handful of pieces in oil pastel overall.  I tried these lovely pink roses.  It looks so much like a painting in real life.  I am just not a paint and brush person for whatever reason, but don't mind manipulating oil pastels with palette knife, stump, etc.  Infinitely quicker than colored pencils which is what I have been doing a lot of work in most recently.  Not sure if my next one will be another go at oil pastels or my original and first love which is soft pastels.

This piece is 12 by 12 inches on Ampersand Pasteboard.  For those who like the details, it was mainly done using Caran D'Ache Neopastels, a few Sennelier and one Holbein (a light bright green used in the background).  This painting is available for purchase at Dailly Paintworks.

15 Pinks - 12 x 12 inches

Oil pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord

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