Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

PURPLE SPOONS, sold


















Another image from Lander Stoddard's beautiful photographs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

PROCESSION, sold


















Thank you to Lander Stoddard, from whose beautiful photograph these dancers were taken.

BLACK FAN, sold


















5"x7" pastel on PastelBord. Bidding starts at $100.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

DANCE OF THE FANS 3, sold


















More of these charming little dancers. I'm so inspired by these beautiful photographs, I'm off to a recital today, hoping to catch something even a fraction as stunning.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dance of the Trumpet, sold




















This beautiful little trumpeter is also from a the same recital in Atlanta, shot by a proud parent. The photos were so gorgeous, I had to find the photographer and beg permission to work from them. In exchange for my use of his beautiful photos, he's agreed to accept one of my pastels of his daughter.

Friday, December 7, 2007

DANCE OF THE FANS, sold














These beautiful little dancers are from photos from a recital in Atlanta, shot by one of the proud parents. The photos were so gorgeous, I had to find the photographer and beg permission to work from them. In exchange, I'm hoping he'll accept one of my pastels of his daughter.

This is a signed, original 7"x5" pastel on PastelBord. Bidding starts at $100.00

Friday, November 30, 2007

ANNA IN THE GARDEN


















This is a little larger than my usual 5x7's. Still cleaning out my studio. This is my oldest daughter, Anna, posing for me in early spring years ago. She just about froze posing in that flimsy dress. Another piece that has just not found the right home. Anna In the Garden is 9x13, unframed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

TRACEY, sold


















This is a 5x7 signed pastel on Sennelier LaCarte paper. Bidding starts at $100.00

Friday, November 23, 2007

BLUE, GREEN, PURPLE, sold


















This is a 5x7 signed pastel on Pastelbord. Bidding starts at $100.00

Monday, November 19, 2007

demo-ANNA'S RED ROBE


















Another piece from my studio purge. This is a signed, original, unframed pastel on Sennelier LaCarte paper. Demo means this was a demonstration piece I did for one of my classes. A demonstration usually takes me about an hour to complete, as I explain to the class what my method is. Bidding on "demo-Ana's Red Robe" begins higher than my other little pastels because it is 19x25, rather than the little 5x7's I usually auction. This may also look similar to a small piece I sold a while back--it is from the same photo reference. Often, I will do a quick 5x7 piece to determine if I want to create a larger piece. If framed, this piece would be big enough to hang over your mantel.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

AUDREY DRESSING, sold


















"Audrey Dressing" is a signed, original, unframed pastel on Sennelier LaCarte paper. Bidding on "Audrey" begins higher than my other little pastels because it is 10x14, rather than the little 5x7's I usually auction. I usually frame this size in a 16x20 frame. It is another very old piece, which I have always loved, that's hung around way too long. I have no idea why some pieces don't sell at the galleries. Sometimes the piece just hasn't found the right owner.

Friday, November 16, 2007

ROSES, sold


















I'm still cleaning out the studio. I'll do that occasionally through the year. Most likely it'll be around December, when Christmas looms, and I'm getting anxious to clear out the studio and begin anew. Bidding begins at $300.00. "Roses" is a signed, original, unframed pastel on Sennelier LaCarte paper. Bidding on "Roses" begins higher than my other little pastels because it is 19"x25", rather than the little 5x7's I usually auction. If framed, it would be big enough to hang over your mantel. It is another very old piece that's hung around way too long. I have no idea why some pieces don't sell at the galleries. Sometimes the piece just hasn't found the right owner. Pastel will be shipped Priority Mail, insured. Good luck with your bidding.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

MODEL IN A WHITE CHAIR, sold
















Another older piece from my studio. Unframed, signed, original 8"x12" pastel on LaCarte Pastel Paper. She's another model from one of my classes, this one in Asheville, NC, at the Willow Wisp Farm Studio, which sadly is not there anymore. It was a great place outside of Asheville in the beautiful hilly countryside. Peggy, the owner, brought in instructors from all over the country, usually for plein air painting--so much to paint there.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ANTOINETTE, sold














This is a 5x7 on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Antoinette was a model for a class I taught in the Seattle area this past summer. This is one of my smaller, new pastels, not from the 'cleaning out the studio' set. More of those to come...

A CORNER TABLE, sold




















Corner table at Cafe Intermezzo in Atlanta. This is another older, larger piece from my studio. It is an unframed, signed, original 10"x14" pastel on LaCarte Pastel Paper.

Monday, November 12, 2007

DEBORAH, sold




















I'm cleaning out my studio again. The next few pieces will be unframed, older, and larger pastels. You can see more in my ebay store.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

THE FLOWERED ROBE, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

MORNING, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Saturday, November 3, 2007

CHAPTER ONE, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Another from our session at the High Museum last week. 8 artists formed a semi-circle around two models dressed in 19th century clothing, tucked away in the corner of the Weiland Pavillion at the High Museum. I think most of us were a little anxious about working while 100-200 people from the Bank of America event looked on. But just like when you're in any other sketch group, the model sits, and the artists get to work. The world seems to disappear for a few hours, and we saw nothing but the models and our paper. For the most part, the people behind us socialized, and occasionally came to our corner and watched as our pieces progressed.

Boy, it felt wonderful to be drawing that way. It's been a few years since I've gone to sketch groups. I'd forgotten how much I love it. And how much of a raport there is among the artists who do this sort of thing. I'm going to have to find another weekly group somewhere.

Got some great pictures, so there will be a few up here in the coming days.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

RED TOWEL, sold
















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ANA IN THE RED CHAIR, sold















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

This and the previous 3 pastels are from that evening at the High Museum last week. More to come.

Monday, October 29, 2007

FIX THE COLLAR, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

LITTLE BLACK PURSE


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A BOOK BY THE WINDOW


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Here is the first of images I promised in my last post. This is Ana, who posed for 8 artists at the High Museum last night. She did a wonderful job--I (and most of the other artists) went nuts with our cameras. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. More to come!

Monday, October 22, 2007

GETTING DRESSED, sold



















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Tomorrow I go to paint at the High Museum, as entertainment for a corporate event. Bank of America has secured the High for an evening. I'll be one of about 8 artists who have been invited to participate--we will be standing at our easels in the atrium, painting (or pastelling) models, dressed in authentic 1800 attire, while the guests mingle and schmooze. The event is in keeping with the current exhibition at the High, "Inspiring Impressionism". I'm hoping the museum will give us lowly artists an opportunity to see the show. Maybe if we show up early...

Another thing I'm hoping...I hope to get plenty of reference photos to do a whole series of 5x7 pastels for my blog. It's rare to get a chance to paint the authentic costume. Keep your eye out, maybe you'll see a few in the next few weeks.

A clip from the High Museum web site:

"Inspiring Impressionism"
Through January 13, 2008
Special Exhibitions Galleries, Wieland Pavilion
"Inspiring Impressionism", featuring over 80 works, including paintings and works on paper drawn from more than 40 museums, is the first comprehensive survey to explore the influence of Old Master painters on Impressionist artists. This exhibition juxtaposes works by such artists as Monet, C├ęzanne and Degas with those by Titian, Rubens and Fragonard.

For more information on the exhibit: http://www.high.org/experience/exhibitions/exhib_content.aspx?id1=2475

Friday, October 19, 2007

BLACK STOCKINGS, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Thursday, October 18, 2007

SLIPPERY BOY, sold


















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

This is my daughter and her little boy, slippery because he was slathered with sunscreen. It made things very scary for her in the water--a wiggly, slippery two year old and the crashing waves.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WHITE ROBE, sold



















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Monday, October 15, 2007

You Want Me To Bring A Dish? click here to see more.















www.youwantmetobringadish.com

Forgive me for being self-serving. But this is a project my sisters and I have been working on for months. It's finally finished, and published, self-published-but it's published. My sister, Catherine, youngest of 5 girls, thought this up. I thought it was funny; we got together with the other sisters and tried desperately to come up with enough recipes to fill a book. It was pretty hopeless, and so a lot of our time was spent trying to find recipes easy enough for us to want to cook. We spent many evenings cooking each others' recipes to make sure they worked. We've compiled them into a book for anyone who prefers to be anywhere other than the kitchen, but who is charged with bringing a dish to some function.

That's my sister, Catherine, on the cover. I shot all the photos with my little digital camera, including the cover. And I did the layout and production on my mac, using lots of Photoshop. It's been an all-consuming effort. But fun. Our hope is that one day a real publisher will take over. I'll let you know how it goes.

On November 8, we're having debut of sorts, at my sister's place of business in Buckhead, Seraphim Skin Care Salon in Atlanta. Anybody interested is welcome to come. I'll post specific information as the time approaches. In the meantime, check out our book on Lulu.com! www.lulu.com/content/1284044

And now, back to my art...

BY THE WINDOW, sold



















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

NUDE STUDY, sold





















This is a signed, original 5"x7" pastel on board. Framing is optional. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

DOWN AT THE CREEK, sold


















This is a 5x7 UNFRAMED pastel. Bidding starts at $100. There is an option to have it framed. Good luck to those of you who bid.

This is the first day I've been able to get back to this blog, in what seems like months. A trip to Armonk, New York, to do an outdoor festival--one of my favorites, great community of art lovers there, was part of the reason. the other is this all-consuming project, which has consumed my days. I'm not supposed to tell anybody about it until it's ready to be seen, but maybe a little hint wouldn't hurt...

I'm one of 6 kids, 5 girls, the last a boy. None of us cook. Maybe I should say almost none of us. Nevertheless, we've come up with an idea to help those of you who may dislike the kitchen as much as we do. I'll say no more. I'll be able to talk about it soon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

HERE COMES A BIG ONE, sold


















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

My two daughters and Victor. It took two to handle him.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

FRIENDS, sold














5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

I sometimes will do a pastel and paint an oil of the same image. The difference between the pastel and the oil is distinct. I can't say I like one over the other. Every once in a while, it just doesn't make it in one medium, and is thrilling in the other. This is one of those that worked beautifully in both.

Monday, September 24, 2007

LITTLE BROTHER


















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Just some young boys at the beach. Can't take my eyes off of kids when they're around. Remember when the most stressful thing of the day was getting sand in your hot dog at the beach? Oy.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

GOOD-BYE, BEACH, sold



















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

This one may look a lot like "To The Water", and it is. These are my daughter, Anna, and her son, Victor, at the beach on Tybee Island, near Savannah. Anna, Victor, and Gerry, the Dad, were stationed down there--Gerry's an Army Ranger. "To The Beach", obviously, was the beginning of the day, and "Good-Bye, Beach", the end. It just kills me to see that little face looking back at the water.

Friday, September 21, 2007

TO THE WATER WITH AUNTIE, sold



















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Thursday, September 20, 2007

BLUE MOOD, RED CHAIR, sold



















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

SAND ON THE TUMMY, sold



















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, sold


















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

TO THE WATER, sold


















5x7 signed and framed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

TRAFFIC STOP


















5x7 signed and framed pastel. Bidding starts at $100.00.

Friday, September 7, 2007

RACHEL


















5x7 signed and framed pastel. Bidding starts at $100.00

A reminder to any of you in the Atlanta area...opening reception at Aliya/Linstrum Gallery tomorrow night, September 8, 6:00-9:00.

September 8 - 29
New works by Andrew Portwood and Margaret Dyer
ALIYA/LINSTRUM GALLERY
2833 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA
404.869.2338
www.aliyagallery.com