Thursday, December 27, 2012


I follow several artists that have blogs just like this one; some of them paint in pastel, others in oil.
Pastel-wise I am drawn to (more like in love with) the work of Margaret Dyer (take a look at her paintings here). She paints in a gestural manner and has a wonderful way of handling color. I painted these pears thinking about her creations...

This pastel illustrates how the most important thing to make an object look realistic is the value and the proportion, not necessarily the color. Although you know pears don't necessarily have these hues, they still read as pears and have dimension. I had lots of fun putting lots of "unusual" color down!

"Multicolored Pears"
Pastel on Board
Available for Sale Here

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Just a quick message for today (soon I will give you a glimpse of the muse painting)...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a wonderful 2013 full of surprises, blessings and love.Thank you for accompanying me in this wonderful artistic journey!

From our family to yours: Happy Holidays!!!!