My Wood Panel Prints Are Ready!

Finally after months of working on this plan,

my very first wood panel prints are ready!

Here’s what I did:

First I stained the sides of 12″ x 16″ wood panels

different colors, like this green…

Then I mounted prints of my bison pastel painting on top.

 

Last, I attached a hanger and a label.

I’m super excited about how they turned out!

I did the same thing with my pastel painting

of Old Main in two sizes: 10″ x 10″ and 12″ x 12″.

And today,

I delivered them to Red Caboose and Wildflower Gift Gallery.

Tomorrow they’ll go to Hidden Creek Mercantile in Hurricane,

and Eggplant Gift Shop in Charleston.

More designs are coming soon, as well as prints of these…

I’ll keep you posted!

Thanks for following along,

Linda

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Old Main with a New Look

I created this watercolor of Old Main in 2015,

and I still sell giclée prints of it in several gift shops.

 I recently painted Old Main in pastels,

(I added a watermark to the photo:)

but what I’m excited about are new display options I’m creating

for those looking for a print that’s ready to hang.

Here’s an example: a 12″ x 16″ print of my bison pastel

mounted on a 1.5″ deep wood panel.

Soon, I’ll have multiple options in area shops,

and at Art in the Park in May!

I’ll keep you posted!

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

Capitol or Capital??

I’m at the Capitol (building) …

in our capital city (Charleston)

frequently these days…

so I decided to paint it…

twice!

I probably should have painted the Kanawha River view…

 with a reflection…

I’ll do that next time!

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

 

I’m in love with pastels!

So I did this pastel piece a couple of years ago…

And shared the story here.

Like many artists,

I enjoy trying different forms of media…

and I wrote about that in my little art bio last year, but..

I’ve been primarily focused on watercolor for a while,

and I even made the Kanawha Metro.

However,

after recently completing several commissioned pieces in pastel, and

studying with some pastel artists online…

Sorry watercolor, I’m now in love with pastels!

I’m super excited to be participating (for the first time) in

Art in the Park

this coming May!

I’ll have my original pastels, prints, and framed prints (ready for your wall).

I won’t be taking commissions for the next several months,

so I can focus on the show.

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

 

 

My 2018 Calendar is FINISHED!!

I’ve kept this year’s calendar paintings secret,

only showing you two:

Marshall’s new engineering complex

and our state capitol building.

But now that I’m finished,

I’m ready to show you all of them!

For all the details of what they look like

and how to get one (or two) go to my 2018 Calendar Page!

 

From Start to Finish

Some people love before, during, and after photos.

I’m one of those people.

But that’s a big tease for this blog post

because

I pretty much forgot to take pictures,

but I do have a few!Client photo…

I know, absolutely adorable.

But take note.

Look at the all the obvious light and shadows…

a perfect photo to paint.

My little studio

You don’t see my new 120 piece Sennelier Pastel Set…

that I LOVE…

because the drawing begins with a pastel pencil…

and, yes, this is a large painting, 18″ x 24″

For some paintings,

I grid my photo and my paper to assist me with the drawing.

Now, I’m ready to start applying color.

I started with some dark shades, and

then I completely forgot about my camera.
Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

I just LOVE a challenge!

When asked recently to paint a child’s portrait,

I decided I would use pastels.

I had used them for this painting of our neighbors’ dog, Tasha…

here’s that story

But I felt the need to upgrade my materials;

so I ordered professional grade soft pastels,

and high quality pastel paper in a variety of colors!

(You may remember my recent blog post

regarding my affinity for art supplies😉

Once I got my new supplies

I was ready to tackle this challenge…

and I LOVED it!

Thanks for following along,

Linda