Friday, September 27, 2013

Pear Study...

Study, Pastel 5 x 7
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My friend Marge sent me a sheet of Multimedia board to try out and because I only had one sheet, it stayed taped and blank on my easel for a few days.  I couldn't decide what to try and didn't want to waste the one sheet I had.  Seems silly I know.  Then I just grabbed my NuPastels and started scratching out this pear having fun with color and texture.  I know it's a bit of a mess but I sure had fun.   That Multimedia board is fantastic... super light yet sturdy.  I am definitely getting more so I won't fear exploring more with it.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Julian Apple Orchard Afternoon...

Pastel 12 x 9
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My sweet husband's birthday gift to me... an adventure in Julian, taking a drive through the apple orchards.  Of course ending the trip with some apple crisp a la mode.  Feeling the love.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Touched By His Spendor...

Pastel on UArt, 14 x 10

I can't come close to replicating God's artistry, but I am compelled to respond by creating artwork as a form of worship and adoration to Who He is and for all that He blesses me with each and every day.  The sunset the other night seemed to give a glimpse of His splendor... just to remind us of His love and to set within us the anticipation for when we see Him face to face.