Pastels have been a huge part of my art life. I began by doing quick portraits at art festivals many years ago. I loved doing portraits and loved the differences among different cultures and age groups. We lived in the Seattle, WA, area which is rich in much diversity.
I thought I would post some of the pastel paintings I have done over the years. Most are sold, some have won awards, some are available in my Etsy Shop as prints and originals -- and some hang in my home.
In the interest of your time & blog space I am not going to give a long dialog on each piece. This first one is probably one of the oldest paintings I have done - at least 25 years old -- it still looks fresh as when it was painted. Pastels do not fade!
This painting was purchased the Girl Scouts organization.
Painted at Ogden 2012 Plein Air ~ Painting Sold Opening Night of Show
The original is sold but this one has been a popular print - it is
at the entrance of the fabulous Seattle Pike Place Farmers Market.
Painted at Little Cottonwood Falls
Painted at the Ogden Botanical Gardens
And last a fun little whimsical one I did for a Valentines Card... With the caption:
"Love comforts like sunshine after rain." Wm. Shakespeare