I moved my art studio back into my home in April due to financial reasons. This is the first painting I’ve done since I’ve been back to painting at home. It is a luminescent
Completed pastel painting, 9″ x 12″ on pastel art paper.
palette. Therefore, there are no strong darks. I really like how the soft blue background harmonizes with the pinks, peaches, and violets of the iris. The whole piece has a very soft feeling to it, yet it is very colorful. This bloom was backlight, and you can see the light gleaming through the center of the flower from behind.
This pink iris is backlit, which creates some interesting shadows and warmth.
My cat Czar, who is a purebred Siberian, loved to lay on his back, with his feet in the air. My husband says he looks like road kill. He is a
Czar is road kill
mellow, and a sweet cat, with a loving disposition. I just love him.
This is my painting called “Iris Panorama”. It is about 98% complete!!
Pushing the Limits, oil on stretched canvas, 24″ x 24″
I see that I had not posted my completed painting “Pushing the Limits”. This will be our (mine and Jon, my husband’s and Jonathan’s father’s) graduation gift to Jonathan. We are extremely proud of him – he has worked very hard to get all A’s, and a 4.0 grade point average at a challenging private Lutheran school. We are still waiting to hear back from the colleges. Jonathan loves to push the limits, and he loves boats and sailing.